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why do we get really high fevers when we have the flu?

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Dr. David Schleimer
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Natural reaction: Influenza, a viral infection usually presents with temperatures less than bacterial infections; having said that, fever secondary to viral or bacterial infections is the way the body tries to kill off the pathogen, in effect to kill off ("cooking") the virus or bacteria.
Answered on Nov 9, 2014
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