Viral Fever Symptoms

An Overview of Viral Fever

Viral fever is an umbrella term used to describe an unusually high body temperature accompanied with other symptoms such as nausea, tiredness, chills and body pain.

Generally, viral fever symptoms vary based on the causative virus. For instance, the haemorrhagic virus has symptoms such as high fever, chills and weakness. But apart from these symptoms, the patient also experiences more severe symptoms such as bleeding under the skin, bleeding from various orifices in the body. In other words, viral fever symptoms drastically differ based on the causative virus.

Viral Fever Symptoms

From a medical perspective, a person is said to have a fever if their body temperature is higher than 37 C. Besides a fever, these are some of the other common symptoms of a viral fever:

  1. Chills
  2. Tiredness
  3. Fever
  4. Fatigue
  5. Nausea
  6. Running or blocked nose
  7. Cough
  8. Muscle pain and stiffness
  9. Vomiting
  10. Diarrhoea

In conclusion, these are some of the common viral fever symptoms experienced by an infected individual. Generally, having a fever is beneficial and harmless, but the severity ultimately depends on the disease. Nonetheless, it is advisable to visit a doctor to prevent any complications.

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The outline of principal events of urination is given in random manner.

(1) Stretch receptors on the wall of urinary bladder send signals to the CNS.   

(2) The bladder fills with urine.             

(3) Micturition               

(4) CNS passes on motor messages to initiate the contraction  of smooth muscles of bladder and simultaneous  

relaxation of sphincter. The correct sequence of the event is: