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If i'm treating someone with sepsis, is it likely i'll catch it?
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Dr. Edward Neilsen
Family Medicine
2 doctors agree
In brief: Doubtful
Sepss is due to bacteria in the bloodstream. Even with direct contact, transmission is rare.
In general viruses are much more contagious than bacteria, so wash your hands, but don't worry too much.

In brief: Doubtful
Sepss is due to bacteria in the bloodstream. Even with direct contact, transmission is rare.
In general viruses are much more contagious than bacteria, so wash your hands, but don't worry too much.
Dr. Edward Neilsen
Dr. Edward Neilsen
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Dr. Dennis Clifford
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care
In brief: No
It's unlikely to be contagious unless the sepsis is caused by an airborne type of infection.
Wash your hands frequently when caring for someone who's ill and avoid touching your face.

In brief: No
It's unlikely to be contagious unless the sepsis is caused by an airborne type of infection.
Wash your hands frequently when caring for someone who's ill and avoid touching your face.
Dr. Dennis Clifford
Dr. Dennis Clifford
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