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OHA Signs of Sepsis

OHA is taking the lead to decrease the number of sepsis deaths in Ohio by increasing early recognition of the signs of sepsis and early intervention. 

Sepsis is a life-threatening condition that arises when the body’s overwhelming response to infection begins to cause injury and damage to tissues and organs. More than 41,000 Ohioans were impacted by sepsis.

Learn more by watching the video below:

Sepsis is an equal opportunity killer. Anyone with an infection is susceptible to sepsis, though children and adults with a weakened immune system are at higher risk.
 
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have declared sepsis a medical emergency, and a race against time. Sepsis can be treated effectively if recognized early. 

OHA urges everyone to know and promote the signs of sepsis as recommended by the Sepsis Alliance:

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