Carnegie Mellon University
Body Temperature

Body Temperature (BCS, PCS1, PCS2, PMBC, PCS3)

Body temperature was measured in all 5 studies on the baseline day in quarantine, prior to viral challenge and on each subsequent post-challenge quarantine day. 


Body temperature was measured orally in degrees centigrade, and later converted to degrees Fahrenheit.  Measurements were taken twice a day, in the morning (approximately 8:00 am) and in the afternoon (between 12:00 pm and 2:00 pm).


In the four Pittsburgh studies, body temperature was measured three times a day, in the morning (between 6:00 am and 8:00 am), afternoon (between 1:00 pm and 4:00 pm), and evening (between 7:00 pm and 9:00 pm).  In PCS1, body temperatures were assessed orally using an electronic digital thermometer (IVAC), and recorded in degrees Fahrenheit.  In PCS2, PMBC, and PCS3, temperature was assessed aurally (either ear), using an electronic ear thermometer (Braun Thermoscan 6021, WelchAllyn).  In PCS2, temperatures were recorded in degrees centigrade and later converted to Fahrenheit.  In PMBC and PCS3, temperatures were recorded in degrees Fahrenheit.