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Sepsis is a life-threatening medical condition that occurs when germs (bacteria, virus, or fungus) gets into the bloodstream creating a whole-body infection that could lead to organ failure or shock. Sepsis is not contagious per se -- a person exposed will not likely get sepsis – however, the actual germs that caused the sepsis could be transmitted to others. Sepsis requires immediate medical care.

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