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Gary Strahan of Alexandria was interviewed live on CNN Monday morning to discuss his company’s thermal imaging cameras and software used to scan and detect if someone has a fever. The technology may limit a potentially infected person from spreading a viral infection, like Ebola, globally. Early symptoms of the Ebola virus include sudden onset of fever. SUBMITTED PHOTO

Alexandria company helps fight deadly Ebola virus

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Infrared camera could help others know who’s ill

A company with an Alexandria connection is part of a global effort to limit the spread of deadly viruses like Ebola.


Gary Strahan of Alexandria is CEO of Infrared Cameras Inc., which developed a thermal imaging system used in places such as airports to spot someone with a fever — a potentially infected person — before that person is allowed to spread an infection globally.

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Amy Chaffins
Amy Chaffins is a journalist working for the Echo Press newspaper. After graduating from St. Cloud State University, Amy’s first job was at KSAX-TV working as an anchor and reporter. From 2003-2010, Amy worked as an editor and reporter for the Pope County Tribune and Starbuck Times newspapers. During her journalism career, Amy earned writing and photography awards from the Associated Press, Minnesota Newspaper Association and Society of Professional Journalists. Amy and her husband, Brandon, live in Alexandria and together write “He Sez, She Sez,” a humor column in the local women’s magazine, Chicz
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