The researchers conducted an experiment with fish infected with bacteria. According to the authors, the fish’s behavior during a fever was similar to what people with a high fever felt.
It turned out that fish with fever cope better with infection than those without fever. In addition, fever reduced inflammation and accelerated the healing of diseased tissues.
The authors argue that maintaining a moderately high temperature may be beneficial for the treatment of infectious diseases in humans. They also suggest that fever may help prevent secondary skin infections and facilitate the healing of wounds.
But the scientists stress that more human studies are needed to confirm their findings.
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