Announcement

Collapse
No announcement yet.

New Caledonia unveils thermal camera to detect flu

Collapse
X
 
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • New Caledonia unveils thermal camera to detect flu

    New Caledonia unveils thermal camera to detect flu

    Updated Wed May 6, 2009 11:15am AEST
    With nearly 1,500 swine flu cases now confirmed around the world, Pacific island countries are stepping up their efforts to keep the virus at bay. So far New Zealand is the only country in the region to have been affected, but two suspected cases in Fiji last week has highlighted the need for everyone to be vigilant.

    New Caledonia has followed the example of a number of Asian countries, becoming the first of the Pacific islands to install state-of-the-art thermal imaging cameras at its international airport.

    The technology detects unusually high fever in passengers. Although it can only be used once the virus is fully developed, experts say it is something other countries should consider using.

    http://www.radioaustralia.net.au/pac...5/s2562199.htm
Working...
X