In Brunei?? Thermal Cameras Use & HiN1 Vaccinations Increasing Also
In an online story on Feb 17, 2001 in the Brunei News that began:
BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN — PARENTS of schoolchildren have taken the fight against the Influenza A (H1N1) epidemic into their own hands literally following a report by the Ministry of Health (MoH) of 194 new cases in the first week of February and the temporary suspension of H1N1 mass vaccination campaign.
It was also reported
Meanwhile, some schools have reintroduced compulsory temperature checks. Schools, along with government and private offices, set up temperature checks in mid-July last year to ensure that the body temperature of those entering the buildings do not exceed 37C, one of the symptoms of H1N1.
At Raja Isteri Pengiran Anak Saleha (Ripas) Hospital, temperature screening of people entering through the main doors is continuing though in a more relaxed manner.
When Ripas began temperature screening July last year, all entrances were manned and every person entering the hospital was checked. Now, two heat-sensor machines stand guard at the two main entrances, reading and calculating body temperature of each person who walks past the machine.
It really looks like even the hospitals in the small and distant country of Brunei people are taking the H1N1 pandemic seriously enough, even at this relatively late date, to push harder for immunization and to continue the mass screening for people with elevated body temperatures.
Last August The TravelBlog reported:
Things are taken very seriously at the Brunei border point. Everybody was required to stop individually in front of a thermal-imaging screen to make sure nobody had swine flu.
Credit for the short video on the use of their thermal Imager in Fever Screening:?? Thermoteknix Ltd of the UK for their informative video that they have made freely available on YouTube.com (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k_jfya0odFU).