Article | February 13, 2011

Article: Detecting A H1N1 In Tocumen International Airport In Panama

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DetectingH1N1

During the SARS (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome) epidemic, IR cameras first began to be used in several international airports. The mistakes made during this first phase of implementation have yielded many valuable lessons. Although detecting fever with an IR camera is a viable technique, certain procedures must be consistently followed to obtain a reliable temperature measurement.

In this article, we will examine the implementation process along with applicable ISO standards, and evaluate the results of passenger screening in the Tocumen International Airport in Panama. Passengers were screened with IR cameras in order to detect elevated body temperature, which can serve as an indicator of potential H1N1 influenza.

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