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Limitations of Forehead Infrared Body Temperature Detection for Fever Screening for Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome

  • Chuan-Chuan Liu (a1) (a2), Ray-E Chang (a3) and Wen-Cheng Chang (a4)

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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Graduate Institute of Health Care Organization Administration, College of Public Health, National Taiwan University, No. 19, Su-Chow Rd., #306, Taipei, Taiwan
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Infection Control & Hospital Epidemiology
  • ISSN: 0899-823X
  • EISSN: 1559-6834
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