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What is Fever?
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What is fever?

Fever is a raising of the body temperature, usually by the immune system in response to some type of infection.

Most bacteria that infect the body exist very comfortably at body temperature and by increasing body temperature to a higher level, the body is able to kill the bacteria or viruses by the millions and reduce or stop infection.

The body's thermostat in the hypothalamus controls body temperature and fever.

Normal body temperature is about 37° C (or 98.6° F). Fever occurs when the body temperature rises above this.


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  Last reviewed: 8 September 2007 || Last updated: 17 February 2009


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Disclaimer: This guide is not intended to be used for diagnostic or prescriptive purposes. For any treatment or diagnosis of illness, please see your doctor.


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