On September 11, the Institut Pasteur will host a conference for World Sepsis Day (WSD). Sepsis is a condition triggered by a serious infection (usually bacterial but occasionally fungal, viral or parasitic) that attacks the body's vital functions. Despite modern medical advances in vaccinations, antibiotics and intensive care, there is still a high death rate among sepsis victims. Septicemia is a form of sepsis caused by the presence of pathogens in the bloodstream.
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