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Is Sepsis Contagious?

by Lisa Brandt, Sepsis Expert
November 27, 2017

Question: Is sepsis contagious?

Answer: Sepsis is not contagious. The root cause - the infection - might be, but that's only because sepsis can be caused by so many types of infections in the body. Again, sepsis is the body's overreaction to an infection. It's important to remember that most infections don't cause sepsis. But we need to spread awareness of sepsis so that it can be considered if symptoms are present. To review those symptoms please visit

Lisa Brandt is a broadcaster and author of "My Sepsis Story - How I Almost Died and You Don't Have To".

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