Health workers across Wales are drawing attention to a life-threatening illness
WELSH healthcare staff are working hard to identify and quickly treat a life-threatening illness.
Hospital workers and the ambulance service have joined forces to help diagnose sepsis.
Sepsis occurs when the body's response to an infection injures its own tissues and organs.
The illness can be caused by either a cut or an insect bite, along with an infection such as pneumonia.
And there is a risk following surgery, or for women who have just given birth, of having the illness.
Severe sepsis claims the lives of 37,000 people UK-wide — a total of 1,850 are in Wales.
The death toll is higher each year than breast, bowel and prostate cancer combined.
Yesterday, World Sepsis Day was marked by healthcare workers.
Dr Ron Daniels, chief executive officer of the UK Sepsis Trust, said they wanted to raise awareness of sepsis so people did not die needlessly.