CT scans and X-rays are helping specialists diagnose severe cases of the disease.
The number of people infected with the coronavirus, which causes Covid-19, grows every day, so much that it has led the World Health Organization (WHO) to declare the disease as a pandemic. Among the most frequent symptoms of the disease are runny nose, cough, body aches and diarrhea.
In some people, especially
those who had autoimmune diseases and respiratory conditions before being
infected by the virus, the severity of Covid-19 can be worse – and the lungs
seriously affected. In some cases, specialists use X-ray images and CT scans to
diagnose the infection.
The images below show the devastating effects of the disease on the respiratory system.
For comparison, this is what a healthy lung looks like.
Now, these are the lungs of some people affected by the coronavirus.