‘Adorable’ Chihuahua Looking To Be Adopted After Owner Dies Of Coronavirus

A 5-year-old chihuahua is in need of a new home for a heartbreaking reason.

‘Adorable’ Chihuahua Looking To Be Adopted After Owner Dies Of Coronavirus

BOSTON (CBS) — A 5-year-old chihuahua is in need of a new home for a heartbreaking reason. Chloe was surrendered to the MSPCA-Angell’s Boston adoption center after her Brockton owner died of coronavirus.

Chloe has a metal plate attached to her right front leg from an earlier surgery that is overdue for removal. Her leg may have to be amputated if veterinarians determine it cannot be removed safely.

Medical bills are expected to exceed $1,500, paid for by “Spike’s Fund.” Anyone who wants to contribute can do so at www.mspca.org/helpchloe.

“Chloe is described as shy at first, but very friendly and staffers feel she will do well in most homes, and encourages anyone interested to contact the adoption center directly at 617-522-5055,” the MSCPA said in a statement.

MSCPA’s adoption centers in Boston, Methuen and Centerville have converted to appointment-based adoptions and surrenders during the pandemic. They’ve seen fewer surrenders in recent weeks but are concerned that trend may not last.

“We are bracing for a wave of COVID-19 surrenders in the coming weeks as both the disease—and the economic fallout associated with it—bite deeper in Massachusetts,” adoptions centers and programs director Mike Keiley said.

 

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Coronavirus Fight: Thermal Imaging Cameras In Demand For Fever Detection

Thermal imaging cameras could help identify people who have the coronavirus. 

Coronavirus Fight: Thermal Imaging Cameras In Demand For Fever Detection

BOSTON (CBS) — As states consider the best way to reopen the economy, a technology that has been around for years is in high demand for detecting fevers. Thermal imaging cameras could help identify people who have the coronavirus.

One of the leading thermal camera companies is FLIR Systems, which has offices in Billerica and Nashua, New Hampshire. Paul, a director at the company, said the cameras show skin temperatures, and have been used to screen passengers in airports overseas for years.

“If you flew through an airport in South Korea a month ago or six months ago or a year ago, you still walked by a camera looking at elevated skin temperatures,” he said.

Emirates Airlines began additional screening of U.S. passengers last month. Thermal imaging does not diagnose coronavirus, but if it detects a fever, that person undergoes more testing.

These cameras have been used during outbreaks of SARS, H1N1 and the ebola virus. FLIR is now getting orders for cameras from hospitals, schools, factories and stores.

The company is even using its cameras to screen its own employees. Though there are questions about privacy, FLIR says you don’t see the image that clearly, you mostly see the temperature.

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