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A fever is usually caused by infections from viruses (such as a cold or the flu) or bacteria (such as strep throat or some ear infections). The fever itself is not the disease, only a sign that the body’s defenses are trying to fight an infection.

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Fever Without Fear

A fever in a newborn should not be taken lightly but learning what causes fevers and how to treat them will ease your anxiety and help you take control of the situation.