Do high temperatures increase viruses in your body?

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Offline taregg

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does high  temperature increase virus in body....and how.
« Last Edit: 04/06/2014 11:23:51 by Georgia »

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Re: Do high temperatures increase viruses in your body?
« Reply #1 on: 05/06/2014 17:18:58 »
I don't think so. Many viruses do not replicate so well at elevated temperatures/fever is part of the immune response against viral infections.
Of course in biology things are seldom simple, thinking of avian flu, birds generally have a higher body temperature  than mammals so presumably their viruses are heat adapted.
Maybe that is why avian  flu is such a dangerous infection.