Viral Fever

What is Viral Fever?

  • Elevation of body temperature (fever) due to viral infection.
  • Encompasses a wide variety of viral infections, some with clear identification of signs and symptoms.
  • Common symptoms:
  • Fatigue
  • Body pain
  • Headache
  • Skin rashes

What happens in Viral Fever?

  • Source of infection - contaminated water or food, or by direct contact.
  • Local infection may become systemic (enters bloodstream).
  • Fatigue, malaise and body and muscle aches lead to the onset of fever.
  • Duration of the fever may vary from days to several weeks.

Whom does it affect?

  • May affect any age group
  • Requires only symptomatic treatment.
  • Mostly self-limiting but some are highly contagious,
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