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Sepsis is when the body's own disease-fighting process hurts its tissue and organs.

MACON, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) – Sepsis isn’t something you think of when you’re heading to the doctor, but it’s considered a medical emergency.

Sepsis affects people who already have a chronic disease.

It’s when the body’s response to infection injures its own tissues and organs.

Dr. Nicole Haig-Jasper from Coliseum Health Systems joins 41NBC to talk more about it.

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