For 17 years, Kirsten Ball worked in banking and investments, rising through the corporate world of First Valley Bank, Montecito Bank and Trust and AG Edwards Investments. She was a teller and later operations manager and loved her work. But all those years, she longed to become a nurse.
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Influenza, commonly called "the flu," is caused by the influenza virus, which infects the respiratory tract (nose, throat, lungs). Unlike many other viral respiratory infections, such as the common cold, the flu can cause severe illness and life-threatening complications in many people. Significant flu activity can begin as early as October, last as late as May, and typically peaks in February.
What is sepsis? Sepsis can occur in response to an infection, and the body’s defense mechanisms can become overwhelmed by the infection.
The pathogenic germs and toxins the infection produces can leave the original site of infection and enter the circulatory system, where they spread throughout the body.