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  • Fever is a rise in body temperature, usually caused by infection.
  • Fevers caused by viral illnesses shouldn’t be treated with antibiotics, since these drugs have no effect against viruses.
  • High fever (about 41.5°C or more) is extremely dangerous and could trigger convulsions.
  • Seek medical attention if you are concerned, particularly about fever in a child.

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Reviewed on: 21-06-2022