115.7 degrees Fahrenheit was the highest temperature ever recorded. In July of 1980, the Lawrence Journal-World reported about this fever. Willie Jones, 51, died of heat stroke on July 10, 1980, when the temperature outside reached 90 degrees Fahrenheit. He received therapy and was able to recover from his fever.
A fever is defined as a body temperature that is higher than 98.6 degrees Fahrenheit when measured orally. Fevers are not considered medically relevant until they reach 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit, according to doctors.
Willie Jones’ fever was so high that his temperature was higher above the range on the hospital’s rectal thermometer. The nickname “The Human Torch” was given to him by doctors.
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