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Hi luvs2bamom77 and thank you for your question. Here's an answer from Caroline Hall, M.D., pediatrician and professor of pediatrics, University of Rochester Medical Center:
Children during the first couple of years of life acquire infections with surprising frequency, often 4 to 6 per year. Most of these are mild and commonly have respiratory symptoms, such as nasal stuffiness and slight cough. Usually if fever is present, it is not as high as 105º. However, one virus very frequently causes this degree of fever and is very common in the first year of life. This virus is called HHV6 or sometimes "the roseola virus." Essentially all children acquire this infection within the first 2 years of life. The prime manifestation is fever with few other findings, but occasionally with some mild respiratory or gastrointestinal symptoms, or a rash. It usually lasts for several days and then the child is fine. Most infections acquired during the first few years of life are viral, and most of the time we do not know which virus is the cause.
To have two episodes of illness with such high fever is not common, but the important thing is whether your daughter has recovered well and now is playing, acting, and eating normally. The diagnosis of "bronchitis" is often used as a general, non-specific diagnosis for a variety of symptoms. Most commonly this does involve some respiratory symptoms, such as you mentioned, or sometimes the findings may be noted only when listening to the child’s chest.
From what you describe, it seems unlikely that this is related to mold, mildew or what might be under your flooring and carpet, particularly since that occurred 6 years ago. If we looked, most all of us would find interesting surprises under our carpets!