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Bereaved family backs Sepsis awareness conference

Jessica Holbrook Credit: ITV Yorkshire

NHS staff in West Yorkshire are being taught more about the life threatening condition Sepsis today.

Presentations and workshops will be held at an event for people to learn what signs to look out for.

Jessica was just 23 years old when she died Credit: ITV Yorkshire

It is being supported by the family of Jessica Holbrook who died of the condition when she was 23. They are urging people to look out for the early signs of the condition. Chris Kiddey reports.

  • WHAT IS SEPSIS? - Sepsis which is also known as blood poisoning, is the immune system’s overreaction to an infection or injury. Normally the immune system fights infection – but sometimes it attacks the body’s own organs and tissues. If not treated immediately, Sepsis can result in organ failure and death, but with early detection, it can be treated with antibiotics.