Fever is the temporary increase in the body's temperature, in response to some disease or illness. A child has a fever when their temperature is at or above 37.5 °C measured in their mouth. An adult probably has a fever when their temperature is above 37.2 - 37.5 °C, depending on what time of the day it is. Normal body temperature may change during any given day. It is usually highest in the evening. Brain damage from a fever generally will not occur unless the fever is over 42 °C. If the fever is mild and you have no other problems, you do not need treatment. Drink fluids and rest. Take steps to lower a fever if you or your child is uncomfortable, vomiting, dehydrated, or not sleeping well.
Flu is an extremely contagious respiratory illness caused by influenza A, B or C viruses. Flu appears most frequently in winter and early spring, the flu virus attacks the body by spreading through the upper and/or lower respiratory tract. With the flu, you are likely to run a high temperature for several days and have headache, muscle aches, fatique and weakness. These symptoms usually come on sudden
Food poisoning
Food poisoning is a common; people infected with food-borne organisms may be symptom-free or may have symptoms ranging from mild intestinal discomfort to severe dehydration and bloody diarrhoea. Depending on the type of infection, people can even die as a result of food poisoning. The usual symptoms include diarrhoea, nausea and vomiting, abdominal pain and/or cramping, malaise and fever.

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