PEOPLE in the Scottish Borders, and all over Scotland, are being encouraged to look out for the signs of the potentially-deadly condition sepsis. 

It is a serious condition that arises when the body's response to infection causes injury to its own tissues and organs. 

If symptoms are not treated immediately, they can multiply very quickly, as can the person affected's condition.

In Scotland, someone dies of the condition every four hours, and now, people are being encouraged to look out for the signs. 

They include a very high or low temperateure, uncontrolled shivering, confusion, cold or blotchy hands and feet, and not passing urine as often as normal.

Every hour without treatment increases the risk of dying.