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Is 36.9 a fever ?
« on: May 04, 2009, 02:19:40 AM »

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Is 36.9 a fever ?
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Re: Is 36.9 a fever ?
« Reply #1 on: May 04, 2009, 11:26:44 AM »

The normal core body temperature of a healthy, resting adult human being is stated to be at 98.6 degrees fahrenheit or 37.0 degrees celsius. Though the body temperature measured on an individual can vary, a healthy human body can maintain a fairly consistent body temperature that is around the mark of 37.0 degrees celsius.

The normal range of human body temperature varies due to an individuals metabolism rate, the higher (faster) it is the higher the normal body temperature or the slower the metabolic rate the lower the normal body temperature. Other factors that might affect the body temperature of an individual may be the time of day or the part of the body in which the temperature is measured at. The body temperature is lower in the morning, due to the rest the body received, and higher at night after a day of muscular activity and after food intake.

According to MOH, those who develop respiratory illness with fever (temperature > 38 deg C) within seven days after their return should put on a surgical mask and call 993 for an ambulance.
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Re: Is 36.9 a fever ?
« Reply #2 on: May 12, 2009, 09:55:04 PM »

From taking temperatures for the past few days of Medical workers, the average temperature is between 35 to 35.8 degree C. in the morning when they reported for work.

In the afternoon, the average reading went up to between 36.0 to 36.8. The increase probably is due to working for a few hours, tea-breaks, lunch etc.

A reading of 37.5 degree C. is considered above average. Of course anything above 38 is high.
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