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Sepsis can be defined as the body’s reaction to the fungal, bacterial, viral, or parasitic infection, which may further lead to systemic inflammatory reaction and organ dysfunction or organ failure. Depending on severity of infection, sepsis is classified into three types: sepsis, severe sepsis, and septic shock. Severe sepsis is associated with organ dysfunction and acute alteration in mental status, while septic shock is defined as severe sepsis with signs of abnormalities in cellular metabolism and dangerously low blood pressure and organ dysfunction, which is considered to be medical emergency. Sepsis is one of the most common causes of death in hospitalized patients. According to data revealed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, sepsis affects around 800,000 people in the U.S. each year and it is the ninth leading cause of disease-related deaths in North America. Death can be as a result of hypotension, organ failure, high heart rate, and extreme body temperatures or due to a combination of these. Sepsis affects different populations in different manner according to race, age, severity of infection, ethnicity, etc. It is more common in the elderly and infants. According to UNICEF and WHO report (2012), severe cord sepsis was one of the top three causes of newborn death worldwide, causing 13% neonatal deaths.