Coronavirus: UK study finds temperature scanners of ‘limited value’ in Covid-19 detection

#coronavirusuk study finds temperature scanners of ‘limited detection value’

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1/15/2021 11:52:00 AM

coronavirusuk study finds temperature scanners of ‘limited detection value’

CORONAVIRUS (Covid-19) can pass through supposedly stringent undetected, due to flaws in current temperature-checking tech, a UK study has shown.

Additionally, should a person produce a high body temperature, this is no guarantee they actually have coronavirus.This could instead be the result of another infection, the weather, recent exertion or just over-consumption of alcohol.These external factors are more likely to affect temperature measurements from the forehead compared to the fingertip and eyeball.

Coronavirus study: Covid-19 can pass through airports and hospitals undetected due to temperature-checking flaws(Image: Express)Professor Mike Tipton of the University of Portsmouth and the study’s co-author said: “Using a surface temperature scanner to obtain a single surface temperature, usually the forehead, is an unreliable method to detect the fever associated with Covid-19.

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And this falls to less than half of those with Covid-19 admitted to hospital. Additionally, should a person produce a high body temperature, this is no guarantee they actually have coronavirus. This could instead be the result of another infection, the weather, recent exertion or just over-consumption of alcohol. These external factors are more likely to affect temperature measurements from the forehead compared to the fingertip and eyeball. Coronavirus study: Covid-19 can pass through airports and hospitals undetected due to temperature-checking flaws (Image: Express) Professor Mike Tipton of the University of Portsmouth and the study’s co-author said: “Using a surface temperature scanner to obtain a single surface temperature, usually the forehead, is an unreliable method to detect the fever associated with Covid-19. “Too many factors make the measurement of a skin temperature a poor surrogate for deep body temperature; skin temperature can change independently of deep body temperature for lots of reasons. “Even if such a single measure did reflect deep body temperature reliably, other things, such as exercise can raise deep body temperature. “The pandemic has had a devastating global effect on all aspects of our lives, and unfortunately, it’s unlikely to be the last pandemic we face. Related articles Pandemic parenting: Survey warns of online risks to unsupervised kids “It’s critical we develop a method of gauging if an individual has a fever that’s accurate and fast.” Such non-contact infrared gadgets in use also do not apparently provide an accurate measure of 'deep' body temperature. To get a true gauge of a person's internal body temperature a catheter is the best possible technique, while rectal thermometers offer the next best substitute. Related articles