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  • ProMED: Warning on laser thermometer misuse

    Published Date: 2014-09-25 21:51:38
    Subject: PRO/AH/EDR> Ebola virus disease - West Africa (176): Sierra Leone, USA, Nigeria
    Archive Number: 20140925.2806004

    EBOLA VIRUS DISEASE - WEST AFRICA (176): SIERRA LEONE, USA, NIGERIA, VOLUNTEERS

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    Nigeria: schools reopen (laser thermometer misuse)
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    24 Sep 2014: (Independent, Ireland) A school official takes a young pupil's temperature using an infrared digital laser thermometer in front of the premises as private schools resume services in Lagos, Nigeria yesterday [23 Sep 2014]. (Reuters)
    http://www.independent.ie/irish-news...-30611141.html

    [The photo shows a dangerous misuse of a laser; it should be aimed at the side of the head, not where it could blind the eyes. - Mod.JW]
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