Non-contact temperature measurement devices : considerations for use in port of entry screening activities
Published Date:22 Aug 2014
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Corporate Authors:Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (U.S.)
Description:Who this is for: This document is intended for public health officials and airport authorities for use in screening prior to boarding aircraft from countries with active outbreaks.
What this is for: This document provides information and consideration of non-contact thermometers for use in port of entry screening. A non-contact thermometer is a way to take someone’s temperature without touching them.
How to use: Use this document to learn about different non-contact temperature measurement devices.
• A non-contact thermometer is a way to take someone’s temperature without touching them. Non- contact infrared thermometers (NCIT) are as accurate as contact thermometers and are low cost. Training is easier and the thermometers are easier to use and do not need as much work to set them correctly.
• Thermal scanner cameras can measure temperature from a greater distance although they have not been evaluated for use as a primary diagnostic tool or for screening multiple individuals in an uncontrolled environment, such as an airport. They are not as accurate as NCIT’s and may be more difficult to use effectively.
Background: This document provides information and consideration of non-contact thermometers for use in port of entry screening. A non-contact thermometer is a way to take someone’s temperature without touching them. Temperature measurement is just one tool used to find out if a traveler might have Ebola. Other tools, such as looking carefully at the traveler, health questionnaires, and interviews can give a fuller picture of the risk so that authorities can do more effective screening and take appropriate public health action.
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