SEPSIS PREVENTION: THE ALLIANCE OF VACCINATIONS, SANITATION, AND THE VACCINE COLD CHAIN

Under normal circumstances the immune system of the body fights against any infection and helps the body to remain healthy. However, often still due to unexplainable reasons, the immune system instead stops fighting and attacks itself instead by producing uncontrolled and excessive amount of infection fighting proteins like cytokines, which can lead to a dangerous cytokine storm associated with sepsis. Sepsis progresses into severe sepsis and then septic shock, when along with the signs of sepsis organ dysfunction such as abnormal liver tests, change in the mental status, disruption in the renal flow etc. take place. This happens because of the uncontrolled immune response and formation of small clots throughout the body which prevents nutrients from reaching vital organs.