The beginnings of measuring fever go back more than 400 years.
Temperature checks will miss children who are asymptomatic, which we know many kids with COVID-19 are. And the thermometers used aren't necessarily the most reliable in the first place.
'Normal' body temperature varies from person to person by age, time of day, where it's measured, and even menstrual cycle. External conditions also influence your thermometer reading.
There is currently no evidence showing it makes COVID-19 symptoms worse.
We're likely to see more 'fever clinics' opening as coronavirus transmission takes hold in the community. But what are they? And do you need a fever to attend one?
A rare type of inflammatory disease that causes repeated bouts of high temperatures can run in families. Here's what we know so far.
Fighting off infection comes with predictable psychological and behavioral features. Now researchers suggest an emotion coordinates this response to help you get better. They call it 'lassitude.'