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It's likely that a viral or bacterial infection is the cause of your fever.

What causes a fever and when to seek medical attention

Viral and bacterial infections are the main causes of fever, though there are many other possible reasons. Here's what you need to know.

People can get the coronavirus more than once, experts warn — recovering does not necessarily make you immune

People who have gotten the coronavirus before could still get it again. This happened to a tour guide in Japan.
The Providence Regional Medical Center in Everett, Washington, where a Wuhan coronavirus victim is being treated.

The Wuhan coronavirus patient in Washington state is being isolated in a tiny room and treated by a robot as doctors try to prevent an outbreak

The Wuhan coronavirus, or 2019-nCoV, can spread among humans and has already infected medical staff in China.
Medical staff at the Jinyintan hospital in Wuhan, which houses patients with the Wuhan coronavirus.

China confirmed that the deadly Wuhan virus sweeping the country can spread from human to human, increasing the risk of an epidemic

The spread could accelerate as hundreds of millions of people travel home for Lunar New Year this week.
Most household dogs and cats have the bacteria in their saliva.

A man died after his dog licked him, leading to a rare infection that caused blisters and strange bruises

Most pet dogs have the bacteria that caused the infection in their saliva, but most people who come in contact with it don't get sick.
A new parasitic worm has been found to infect human eyeballs, likely transmitted by flies.

A woman pulled a half-inch-long worm out of her eyeball after a trail run, and then found 3 more

She's only the second known human case of the infection, which is typically found in cattle but may be spread by flies.
Dust storms are becoming more common due to drought.

A deadly fungal infection that spreads through dust is on the rise in the southwestern US, and scientists warn the north may be next

Valley fever, which is endemic in Arizona and southern California, could eventually cover a third of the country due to climate change.
Naegleria fowleri, or a brain-eating amoeba, is a microorganism found in fresh water that causes the brain infection primary amoebic meningoencephalitis, or PAM.

A 10-year-old Texas girl has been killed by a brain-eating amoeba after a swim in the Brazos river

Naegleria fowleri, a brain-eating amoeba, can cause deadly brain swelling. The infection killed a 10-year-old Texas girl who swam in the Brazos river.
A non-auris form of Candida from a liver sample is shown under a microscope.

A man needed his right eye removed after a deadly drug-resistant fungal infection blinded it

Candida auris can evolve so quickly, it can resist normal fungal treatments that are designed to kill it.
He may be a good boy, but his mouth is full of bacteria.

A woman’s limbs were amputated after her dogs licked her and gave her a bacterial infection. Most dogs carry the same bacteria.

Capnocytophaga canimorsus can cause flu-like symptoms. People with weakened immune systems are most susceptible.