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"As Deaths Mount, China Tries To Speed Up Coronavirus Testing" – Sui-Lee Wee

  • The New York Times
  • New York, NY
  • (February 09, 2020)

Chinese doctors diagnose the new coronavirus by taking a throat or nasal swab from a person showing symptoms, such as a fever. In a study published on Tuesday by the journal Radiology, researchers found that out of 21 patients with the coronavirus in China last month, three initially had normal chest CT scans. “We can’t rely on CT alone to fully exclude presence of the virus,” said Michael Chung, MD, assistant professor of diagnostic, molecular, and interventional radiology, medicine and cardiology at the Icahn School of Medicine.

— Michael S. Chung, MD, Assistant Professor, Medicine, Cardiology, Diagnostic, Molecular, and Interventional Radiology, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

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