Started 20th Apr, 2020
  • Tung Wah Eastern Hospital

How to define fever under COVID-19?

Under the pandemic of COVID-19, screening becomes important to tackle the spread. Fever is one of the screening criteria for many public places screening for access.
However, how is fever defined?
Is the 0.1 degree change makes the significance?
What is the range of standard deviation being acceptable?
What machine is accurate?
Is those hand held infrared measuring machines reliable?
Is there scenarios giving false negative tha may make a huge consequence?
Normal Body Temperature: A Systematic Review.
Open Forum Infect Dis. 2019;6(4):ofz032. Published 2019 Apr 9.

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2nd Aug, 2020
Taqi Mohammed Jwad Taher
Wasit University
absence of fever is not exclude COVID

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30th Apr, 2020
Oluwafemi Samson Balogun
Modibbo Adama University of Technology, Adama
Fever is one of the symptoms of Covid-19
30th Apr, 2020
Sunny Chi Lik Au
Tung Wah Eastern Hospital
Yes, fever is definitely one of the screening criteria.
However, what cut off of degree will you take?
Is 0.1 degree a significant cut off?
1 Recommendation
30th Apr, 2020
Suraj Mali
Institute of Chemical Technology, Mumbai
Itmay not be defined with definite limit but..its mkne of symptom of COVIDZ
11th Jun, 2020
Abdelkader Mohamed Elsayed
Benha University - Dhofar University
1 Recommendation
16th Jun, 2020
Jorge Tavares
Universidade NOVA de Lisboa
Having fever is not a symptom exclusive from Covid. From a medical standpoint equal or higher than 38 celcius starts to be a concern, low fever can start from 37.5, but if only a single measure in this range it should not be a problem.
25th Jul, 2020
Sana Noreen
University of Lahore
High fever
2nd Aug, 2020
Sujan Mahapatra
Assam University
Fever is definitely one of the symptoms of Covid-19.
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