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Is fever a communicable disease?

Date: 05 Jan 2016   Posted By: Suvrat Raj     Group: Health    Category: Nutrition   

Is fever is an uncommunicable disease or it spreads from one body to another? If it is, then, do microorganisms spread it?
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Author: RAJAN    06 Jan 2016      Member Level: Silver     Points : 1  (Rs 1)    Voting Score: 0

fever is not a disease it is a symptom of other diseases. It is a technique of body for immunisation. If it is more than two days, must take medical remedies. Otherwise the disease will be transferred.

Author: Partha Kansabanik    06 Jan 2016      Member Level: Diamond     Points : 4  (Rs 4)    Voting Score: 0

Fever is itself not a disease. It is the symptom of other disease(s) and the fact that the immune system of the body is trying to fight the other micro-organisms which have attacked the immune system. Communication of disease depends upon the nature of the micro-organisms which have attacked the body. If the germs are contagious by nature, then these will be spread to the person who remains with the patient.

Generally cough and cold are associated with fever, and this is transferred very easily to other person who remains in the vicinity of the original patient.

Author: Sheo Shankar Jha    06 Jan 2016      Member Level: Gold     Points : 6  (Rs 6)    Voting Score: 0

Fever is the result of weak immunity, however our body - mechanism fights with the microorganism in order to get rid of the existing disease. The fever may suggest the degree of infection with which a patient is suffering but not necessarily in all the cases the underlining cause would spread infection to the persons with whom the patient comes in contact.
A person suffering from Cholera, Plague, TB and Influenza may spread the disease to others where as in certain cases, fever associated with Blood dysentery or Pus formation in any part of the body due to Burn or Cut may not be infectious to others.
However, precaution is needed while coming in contact with such affected patients.

Author: hemant    06 Jan 2016      Member Level: Silver     Points : 2  (Rs 2)    Voting Score: 0

Fever is increase in body in temperature above the normal. It is not a diseases it self, rather it's a result of diseases. During diseases the muscle contraction generate the sensation of cold and to counter that body produce heat, which make body warmer. Fever can be result of vast type of diseases and its communicability depends on the microorganism causing that disease.

Author: Archana Kapoor    07 Jan 2016      Member Level: Gold     Points : 2  (Rs 2)    Voting Score: 0

It may depend on the cause of fever. If it's a normal fever then it is not communicable but if it's viral fever or it occurred due to some communicable disease then it is likely to affect the nearby persons also.
Viral fever spreads very fast and it is advisable to keep the affected person in isolation and don't use their products, maintain hygiene, it is not dangerous and deadly though but it takes about 7 days to cure completely.

Author: [Anonymous]    07 Jan 2016      Member Level: Diamond     Points : 3  (Rs 3)    Voting Score: 0

Fever is nothing but a result of immune reaction occurred in one's body against any kind of chronic infection.
It can be associated with cold, cough or any common infection.
In normal cases it is not at all communicable but if the infection due to which fever resulted can be transferred to another person in the same family.
Which can again cause fever in another body.
Doctors usually treat infection to treat fever.
That is the reason it is always advised to keep patient belonging separate.

Author: Anagha    10 Jan 2016      Member Level: Bronze     Points : 2  (Rs 2)    Voting Score: 0

Fever is not a disease in itself. It is a symptom that suggests an underlying disease or infection. The disease can be diagnosed by a doctor based on the pattern of the fever, associated symptoms, and other investigations. The disease causing fever can be communicable or non- communicable. Communicable causes include various bacterial and viral infections, commonly, dengue fever, chikungunya, typhoid, among others.Even chickenpox and measles present with fever. Non communicable causes can be drug-induced, or more commonly, an allergic reaction by the body to allergens. To confirm whether the fever is communicable or not, it is best to consult a physician.

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