On Dec. 31, 2019, the World Health Organization (WHO) learned of several cases of a respiratory illness clinically resembling viral pneumonia and manifesting as fever, cough, and shortness of breath. The newly discovered virus emerging from Wuhan City, Hubei Province of China, was temporarily named “novel coronavirus” (2019-nCoV). It is now known officially as COVID-19. This new coronavirus belongs to a family of viruses that include Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) and Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS).
The outbreak is escalating quickly, with hundreds of thousands of confirmed COVID-19 cases reported globally. Early disease recognition is critical not only for prompt treatment, but also for patient isolation and effective public health containment and response.
RSNA has gathered peer-reviewed cases of COVID-19 to provide the global radiology community with a free diagnostic resource to help prevent the spread of this outbreak.
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