Coronavirus Epidemic Update 27: Testing accuracy for COVID-19 (CT Scan vs. RT-PCR), California Cases

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Coronavirus Update 27 with Dr. Seheult of
A patient in Solano County, California has been diagnosed with COVID-19, and represents a possible "community exposure" to the SARS-CoV-2 virus. The criteria for testing and the sensitivity of coronavirus test kits are discussed. A report is reviewed about how a chest CT scan may provide a faster alternative with more sensitivity for diagnosing COVID-19 (versus a blood test: PCR-RT).

See our first 26 videos on the novel coronavirus outbreak that began in Wuhan, China:

- Coronavirus Epidemic Update 26: Treatment Updates, Stock Markets, Germany & San Francisco, Pandemic?

- Coronavirus Epidemic Update 25: Vaccine Developments, Italy's Response, and Mortality Rate Trends:

- Coronavirus Epidemic Update 24: Infections in Italy, Transmissibility, COVID-19 Symptoms:

- Coronavirus Epidemic Update 23: Infections in Kids & Pregnancy, South Korea, Spillover From Bats:

- Coronavirus Epidemic Update 22: Spread Without Symptoms, Cruise Quarantine, Asymptomatic Testing:

- Coronavirus Epidemic Update 21: Antibodies, Case Fatality, Clinical Recommendations, 2nd Infections?:

- Coronavirus Epidemic Update 20: Misinformation Spread, Infection Severity, Cruise Ship, Origins:

- Coronavirus Epidemic Update 19: Treatment and Medication Clinical Trials:

- Coronavirus Epidemic Update 18: Cellphone Tracking, Increase in Hospitalizations, More Sleep Tips:

- Coronavirus Epidemic Update 17: Spike in Confirmed Cases, Fighting Infections with Sleep (COVID-19):

- Coronavirus Epidemic Update 16: Strengthening Your Immune Response to Viral Infections (COVID-19):

- Coronavirus Epidemic Update 15: Underreporting, Prevention, 24 Day Incubation? (COVID19)

- Coronavirus Epidemic Update 14: Hospital spread of infection, WHO allowed in China, N-95 masks:

- Coronavirus Epidemic Update 13: Li Wenliang, nCoV vs Influenza, Dip in Daily Cases, Spread to Canada:

- Coronavirus Epidemic Update 12: Unsupported Theories, Pneumonia, ACE2 & nCoV:

- Coronavirus Epidemic Update 11: Antiviral Drugs, Treatment Trials for nCoV (Remdesivir, Chloroquine):

- Coronavirus Epidemic Update 10: New Studies, Transmission, Spread from Wuhan, Prevention (2019-nCoV):

- Coronavirus Epidemic Update 9: Fecal-Oral Transmission, Recovery vs Death Rate:

- Coronavirus Outbreak Update 8: Travel Ban, Spread Outside of China, Quarantine, & MRSA:

- Coronavirus Epidemic Update 7: Global Health Emergency Declared, Viral Shedding:

- Coronavirus Outbreak Update 6: Asymptomatic Transmission & Incubation Period:

- Coronavirus Epidemic Update 5: Mortality Rate vs SARS / Influenza:

- Coronavirus outbreak, transmission, and pathophysiology:

- Coronavirus symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment:

- Coronavirus Update 3: Spread, Quarantine, Projections, & Vaccine:

- How Coronavirus Kills: Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS) & Treatment:

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Speaker: Roger Seheult, MD
Clinical and Exam Preparation Instructor
Board Certified in Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Disease, Critical Care, and Sleep Medicine.

has a series on the 2019 novel coronavirus in china, 2019 ncov, coronavirus California, coronavirus prevention, corona virus updates, severe influenza infections, SARSCOV2, COVID-19, MERS, SARS, the CDC, and the world health organization.

Produced by Kyle Allred, PA

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