The human body increases it’s internal temperature to fight off infectious agents. Only a few degrees above normal (around 98.6F) is enough to fry most viral and bacterial infections. This process is known as fever.
Most of us have experienced fever at some point, but may not realize the benefits. Some do their best to eliminate fever, unwittingly neutering one of the body’s best defences. Billions of dollars are spent on medications designed to fight this normal and important process.