They used it for SARS also…remember
hehe didn’t take long for this, second article I have seen with IR and swine flu
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The more things change, the more they remain the same.
Although thermal imaging looks good in the mass media, using a thermal imager to randomly screen humans as they pass uncontrolled checkpoints is so ineffective as to be medically useless.
This application will not work for swine flu detection for the same reasons that it did not work for detecting those infected with SARS.
More information on this subject can be found here: Thermal Imaging for Detecting Potential SARS Infection
I wonder how they train these people to spot those who are “sick”.
I’ve started a thread at <<http://www.irtalk.com/forums/thread/2973.aspx>> that discusses the new ISO standard for using infrared for fever screening.
**Heat scanners give cold comfort during flu outbreak **](http://www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/T188159.htm)
29 Apr 2009 08:23:27 GMT
By Tan Ee Lyn
HONG KONG, April 29 (Reuters) - Alarmed by the spread of a new swine flu virus, airports around the world have rushed to install temperature scanners to pick out the sick, but the microbe is proving too clever for modern technology.
Experts say an infected person can easily pass through these heat sensors without detection as the incubation period for influenza ranges anywhere between one and three days.
“The scanners won’t pick up everyone (with flu), especially if they are too early in the infection … People who have been infected very, very recently wouldn’t show up on the scanner,” Mark von Itzstein, director of the Institute for Glycomics at Griffith University in Queensland, Australia, told Reuter