FevIR Scan required by hospitals in Thailand
The Thai authorities have been stepping up the use of thermal fever screening in response to the threat from MERS. There is currently a great deal of interest for FevIR Scan in Asia due to the MERS outbreak.
Thermoteknix FevIR Scan systems incorporate a separate reference temperature unit within the scene to ensure accurate temperature measurements. Portable thermal cameras alone are only accurate to within +/- 2 degrees C which do not comply with the recognised standards for fever screening. FevIR Scan systems have been widely deployed world-wide in airports, hospitals and companies with high passenger/person traffic.
It is a type of coronavirus. Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses which includes the common cold and severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS). The first MERS fatality was recorded in June 2012 in Saudi Arabia. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), at least 449 people have now died from the virus. MERS is a virus that is transmitted from animals to humans. The WHO says that camels are likely to be a source of MERS infection but the exact route of transmission is not yet known. There have been cases where the virus has spread from person to person by droplet infection but close contact seems to be needed.