Risk Factors for Fever

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Dec 17, 2012

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Risk Factors for Fever

Infections are commonest cause of fever. Some of the risk factors for fever include:

  • Age: Children are at greater risk of contracting any disease and developing fever. Children in preschool and elementary school can experience six to 12 colds per year often associated with fever and adolescents and adults usually have two to four colds per year which may or may not be associated with fever.

[Read: What are the Symptoms of Fever?]

  • Contact: Being in close contact with a person who is sick increases your risk of catching the infection and fever.
  • Immunity: People with weak immune system (weakened by medications such as corticosteroids or diseases such as HIV/AIDS) are at increased risk of developing any infection and fever.
  • Food and water: Having contaminated food or water increases the risk of infection and fever.



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