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A high body temperature above 101 °F. Fever is commonly in response to infection, but may also be due to autoimmune diseases, drugs, or cancers
Dengue fever
An infectious disease caused by the dengue virus; this is most common in tropical climates. In a small percentage of people it is life threatening, involving bleeding and dangerously low blood pressure. It is transmitted by certain mosquitoes. There is no treatment or vaccine.
Valley fever
A fungal infection by the fungi of the coccidioides group. They are often found in the soil, but may be breathed in when the soil is disrupted (e.g. farming, wind). Symptoms are usually mild, but can be severe in those with lowered immune symptoms, such as people with HIV.
Scarlet fever
A term used to describe strep throat with the presence of a rash. It is caused certain strains of the same bacteria that release a toxin that produces rash. The complications of both are the same: if it is not treated, it may lead to abscess, kidney disease, and heart disease.
Typhoid fever
An illness caused by infection by the bacteria Salmonella Typhi. It is usually spread from person to person by accidentally ingesting small fecal particles, usually due to poor hygiene. It is more common in non-developed countries. An effective vaccine exists for those traveling internationally.
Rheumatic fever
An inflammatory disease following infection by the bacteria that causes strep throat. It is thought to be caused by the immune system attacking proteins in the heart, joints, skin, and brain that are similar to those found in the bacteria. It leads to a numbber of serious side effects, particularly heart disease. It is now rare in the United States due to widespread treatment of strep throat and other infections with antibiotics.
Hemorrhagic fever
A diverse group of disease caused by a variety of viruses, all of which lead to fever and bleeding disorders. Some are mild, while others (such as the ebola virus) are deadly.
Yellow Fever Vaccine
Brand names: Yf-Vax
Vaccine used to prevent YELLOW FEVER. It consists of a live attenuated 17D strain of the YELLOW FEVER VIRUS.
Chronic rheumatic fever
Rheumatic fever is an inflammatory disease following infection by the bacteria Streptococcus pyogenes (the cause of "strep throat"), that occurs two to three weeks after infection. It is thought to be caused by an abnormal immune response. If symptoms are long-standing, it is said to be "chronic," and can lead to significant heart disease.
Rocky Mountain spotted fever
An infectious disease caused by the bacteria Rickettsia rickettsii. It is spread by tick bites and may lead to life threatening illness if not treated within the first few days of symptom presentation. It has a characteristic rash, starting on the wrists and ankles, then spreading to the trunk and possibly the hands and feet. It occurs in North and South America.
Seasonal allergies (hay fever)
A reaction of the immune system to pollen and/or certain other substances in the air. This abnormal reaction can result in runny nose and itchy red eyes.

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