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Limitations of Forehead Infrared Body Temperature Detection for Fever Screening for Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome
Chuan‐Chuan Liu , MS, Ray‐E Chang , PhD and Wen‐Cheng Chang , MS
Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology
Vol. 25, No. 12 (December 2004), pp. 1109-1111
Published by: Cambridge University Press on behalf of The Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.1086/502351
Page Count: 12
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ABSTRACT We investigated alternative measurement methodology for infrared body thermometry to increase accuracy for outdoor fever screening during the 2003 SARS epidemic. Our results indicate that the auditory meatus temperature is a superior alternative compared with the forehead body surface temperature due to its close approximation to the tympanic temperature.
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