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Date of Publication: 15-Apr-2021

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Author: Lia Vlaicu, Mirela Simona Coporan

Category: Medical


At the beginning of the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic, when there was very little data regarding the virus properties and the illness symptoms, thermometry was considered the first method of identifying a person suspected of being infected with the new coronavirus, due to the fact that fever was considered to be the most characteristic and frequent symptom of the infection.

Also, the occurrence of a large number of infection cases in a short period of time required a rapid identification of people at risk of transmitting the infection, so the introduction of temperature scanning allows rapid and reliable, but especially non-intrusive, identification of people with high body surface temperature and the possibility of isolation of these individuals for more accurate testing.

In time, however, it was found that approx. 80% of those infected are asymptomatic, which is why the importance of thermal scanning has been reconsidered.

Keywords: fever, temperature scanning, SARS-Cov-2, covid-19, asymptomatic

DOI: 10.51546/JSUM.2021.8104



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