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        Function of Fever

        When researcher Matthew Kluger infected a group of desert lizards with bacteria, he found that these cold-blooded creatures sought ways to raise their body temperatures to feverish levels, and that this "fever" seemed to improve their chances of survival. So what is the function of fever in disease, and did fever evolve in part to help organisms survive infection? This drawing illustrates Kluger's lizard study.

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