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Schools under scrutiny to use fever scanners

Published:Tuesday | October 7, 2014 | 12:00 AM

DALLAS (AP): Electronic scanners to check for fevers are set to be used at five Dallas schools where students are under an Ebola watch.

Some of the students at the five schools are under scrutiny after they were exposed to an Ebola-stricken man.

Dallas school district spokesman André Riley says the fever-screening monitors were set up yesterday in the school nursing stations and will be used to screen for fever on children who show signs of illness.

Unlike thermometers, the scanners being loaned to the district by Dallas-based Wello Inc will allow nurses to screen students for fevers without touching them, eliminating the risk of spreading illness or disease.

Riley says the monitors will remain in those schools for the next few weeks.