Medical Monday: Sepsis Awareness Month

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MACON, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) – September is Sepsis Awareness Month.

Sepsis is a general term used to characterize the body’s immune system response to infection. Medical professionals say it is important that people know about it because it kills quickly. Approximately 258,000 Americans die from sepsis every year.

Sepsis is treatable and can be detected early on. Christie Amerson from Coliseum Northside Hospital stopped by the 41NBC’s studios to talk more about it.

Click on the video for the full interview.

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(478) 745-4141 ext. 303 Karlisha Booze joined the 41NBC news team in October 2013 as the producer for 41 TODAY. A year later, reporting for Channel 17, the Bibb County School District channel, was added to her responsibilities. Born and raised in Macon, Karlisha is proud to be in her hometown doing what she loves to do. Karlisha's passion for news began in elementary school where she anchored the school's morning news and got an opportunity to try out for the Junior Journalists at WMAZ. She also performed in commercials with Kids Voting Georgia, for Bibb County and Cox Communications. Prior to working at 41NBC, she was a news intern at WGXA and was later hired as a production assistant and worked as a fill-in anchor/producer for the station's morning news broadcast. Karlisha graduated from Middle Georgia College in 2009 with an Associate of Arts (Communications), from Fort Valley State University in 2011 with a Bachelor of Arts (Mass Communications), and from Ashford University in 2014 with a Master of Arts (Organizational Management). She is currently pursuing a Doctorate focusing on Business Administration. In her free time, she enjoys writing poetry and spending time with family and friends, especially her son, Ka'Dence. If you have any story ideas, please pass them along!