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Fever facts: A guide to symptoms, treatment, and when to see a doctor

A fever is generally considered a body temperature over 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit, for children and adults. Fevers are commonly caused by viral or bacterial infections, as they are your body’s natural defence to fight off pathogens and illness effectively. Most of the time, having a fever isn’t a reason for […]
Fever facts: A guide to symptoms, treatment, and when to see a doctor
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US states are instituting temperature checks at offices and restaurants, but a quarter of coronavirus patients don’t develop a fever

The majority of coronavirus patients develop a fever, according to research from China and the US. But using thermometers or thermal cameras to check people’s temperature isn’t a foolproof way to identify cases. Temperature checks don’t identify patients who are asymptomatic, pre-symptomatic, or experiencing symptoms other than a fever. Visit […]
US states are instituting temperature checks at offices and restaurants, but a quarter of coronavirus patients don’t develop a fever
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Thermometer guns used to screen for coronavirus are ‘notoriously’ unreliable experts say, warning about improper use and false temperatures

A new coronavirus spreading across the globe has led to temperature screenings at airports, Chinese cities, and businesses. The thermometer guns used in these screenings are “notoriously not accurate and reliable,” since many screeners hold them at the wrong distance or use them in the wrong environments, experts told The […]
Thermometer guns used to screen for coronavirus are ‘notoriously’ unreliable experts say, warning about improper use and false temperatures