Information regarding coronavirus and fever

According to the World Health Organization and the CDC/ECDC, a novel coronavirus (COVID-19), which originated out of Wuhan City, Hubei province, China, has now been declared a global emergency and the situation is changing daily.

As a global, leading thermometer brand, which is also strongly recommended and supported by doctors and pediatricians, Braun is well placed to provide practical information on fever detection.

  • One of the symptoms of COVID-19 is a fever (generally greater than 38.6°C or 101.5°F). Other symptoms include coughing and shortness of breath. Symptoms of COVID-19 may appear anywhere from as few as 2 days or as long as 14 days after the initial exposure. Since fever is one of the symptoms of COVID-19, thermometers remain a good way to help government & health agencies, border control and airlines to identify infected travelers.
  • As a company which specializes in advanced fever detection, Braun thermometer technology is used in hospitals worldwide. The Braun ThermoScan® Ear thermometer is the number one ear thermometer brand and is the most used & recommended thermometer among doctors in Europe.* Click here for further information about Braun ThermoScan® Ear thermometer.
  • Anyone who has been in areas where COVID-19 coronavirus cases are reported should be aware of the symptoms of infection and seek medical attention at the first sign of illness.

Health Websites on COVID-19 Coronavirus

World Health Organization: www.who.int

* No. 1 in awareness, usage and recommendation. Source: Ipsos, online study among n=802 GPs and Pediatricians in four European markets (N=200 each in GE, UK, FR, NL), fielded Jan-Feb 2017.