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Post by fireblaze » Mon Jul 31, 2006 6:24 pm

The winter flu. when people get infected, their temperature increases, they have headaches. How is this response good, afterall the person has a miserable time.

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Post by James » Mon Jul 31, 2006 6:53 pm

The higher temperature heightens the immune response and is less favourable for bacteria/viruses.

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Post by MrMistery » Mon Jul 31, 2006 7:18 pm

also, pain is the body's way of sounding the alarm, and telling you something is wrong.
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Post by sdekivit » Mon Jul 31, 2006 8:21 pm

this is called the inflammation reaction :) You can search for inflammation to discover what molecules are responsible for these symptoms.

--> this inflammation is very important because it activates the whole immune system and slows the infection.

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Post by fireblaze » Mon Jul 31, 2006 10:50 pm

why is a high temperature effective against bacteria?

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Post by James » Tue Aug 01, 2006 12:49 am

Bacteria have an optimum temperature for reproduction- often at body temperature 37oC. Thus, the increase in temperature will decrease the reproductive rate of the bacteria. Also, there is the inflammation reaction as sdekivit has spoken of.

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Post by victor » Tue Aug 01, 2006 4:26 am

But, too high temperature because of inflammation reaction might harm the surrounding tissue also..:lol:
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