Early detection is of great importance for any disease, but especially for all viral diseases due to the high risk of infection.
The symptoms of COVID19 appear 1 to 14 days (usually 5 to 6 days) after infection. Increased body temperature is the only consistent symptom in almost all viral diseases, and the only measurable one.
Frequent measurement of body temperature, in conjunction with existing measures, supports early detection and helps limit the pandemic.
Here, the right equipment is important. It must be a recognised medical device with reliable measurements. It must be DSGVO compliant, it must be automatic and contact-free. Operational 24 hours a day, 7 days a week without additional staff costs, but with a secure control function.
Only the Health Gate devices fulfil this and even more beyond...
About 20% of those tested positive have no symptoms in the first phase (1 to 5 days asymptomatic), but 80% of these have symptoms in the second phase (6 to 14 days pre-symptomatic). Mathematically, 4 people out of 100 have no symptoms, but are contagious.
Fever-free therefore does not automatically mean COVID19 negative and all measures must continue to be observed.
Source: ZDF Heute via University of Bern