Infections can be serious and may be life threatening. Examples of these conditions include:
- Sepsis (when the body’s response to an infection injures its own tissues and organs)
- Meningitis (an infection of the tissues lining the brain)
- Necrotising fasciitis (a serious infection from a flesh-eating bacteria).
If you are unwell with a serious infection, you will be given appropriate medicine to treat the infection without delay.