Letters Airport screening for Ebola

Airport screening for Ebola: current thermal scanning procedures are unreliable

BMJ 2014; 349 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.g6571 (Published 04 November 2014) Cite this as: BMJ 2014;349:g6571
  1. Cyrus Rustam Kumana, emeritus professor1,
  2. Bernard M Y Cheung, professor1,
  3. Lung S Chan, professor2
  1. 1Department of Medicine, University of Hong Kong, Queen Mary Hospital, Hong Kong
  2. 2Department of Earth Sciences, University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
  1. hrmekcr{at}hku.hk

We agree with the editorial on airport screening for Ebola virus,1 which challenges the policy of enhanced screening as currently used. Whether applied to those exiting an affected area or arrivals, apart from being easily circumvented, temperature checks that depend on currently deployed …

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