What Is Viral Fever?

What Is Viral Fever?

Viral fever is an infection caused by a virus that is spread through the air, states BabyCenter. Seasonal flu is the most common type of viral fever. This infection is more common in children.

Viral fever virus is spread through coughs and physical body contact such as handshakes with infected persons, according to BabyCenter. Common symptoms of viral fever include a fever of 100 to 103 degrees Fahrenheit, chills, pain throughout the body and cough.

Children between the ages of 6 months and 2 years should be given annual vaccinations to protect them against the flu, says BabyCenter. Treatments for viral fever include keeping a child well hydrated and offering special foods such as curd with sugar and soup. Patients should also seek medical care for proper medication.