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The coronavirus has brought the entire world to a standstill.

It has been spreading at an alarming rate since it was first discovered in China, and thousands of people all around the world have now died from the deadly virus.

Hundreds of thousands are currently infected with the virus and now, even more panic has been spread after X-Ray images have been released of a coronavirus patient's lungs.

Keep scrolling to find out more...

We are currently in the midst of a medical crisis...

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Originating from the Chinese city of Wuhan, a deadly virus known as the coronavirus has been rapidly spreading across the globe.

So far, the symptoms have proven to be deadly.

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Coronavirus infections have a wide range of symptoms, including fever, coughing, shortness of breath and breathing difficulties. Severe cases can cause pneumonia, severe acute respiratory syndrome, kidney failure, and death.

A lot of people have now died from the virus...

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It has been confirmed by Worldometer that 4,638 people have now died globally, with the majority being in mainland China. A further 126,620 have been found to carry the virus and be infected.

Things are only getting worse...

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The virus continues to rapidly spread, and traces of the disease have already been discovered and confirmed in 8 other countries including here in America, the U.K, Italy, Thailand, South Korea, Taiwan, Saudi Arabia, and Japan.

The United Nations even declared a global emergency...

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The World Health Organization declared an emergency last month and called on all countries to take urgent measures to contain the respiratory disease.

And everyone has been asking the same thing...

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What is it that's causing this deadly virus?

There are many theories...

But it is widely believed that the sale of meat from wild animals is the prime cause of the coronavirus.

Bats are believed to be one of the main culprits...

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Strains of the virus have been discovered in bats in the past and, with them being a delicacy in some areas of China, they are believed to be one of the primary causes.

But regardless of where it comes from, the virus can be spread quickly and easily...

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And the World Health Organization has warned that it can be spread by simply coughing, kissing or making contact with saliva.

Scientists have been working tirelessly in a bid to find a vaccine...

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But despite generous donations made to the cause, they have so far had no luck.

People all around the world are panicking.

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It's a dire situation.

And many are going to extreme lengths to protect themselves.

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People have been spotted donning face masks and various other items of clothing and materials in airports in a desperate bid to avoid the virus.

And last month, the panic peaked when the head of Wuhan Hospital, the city known for being at the center of the crisis, tragically died.

He is the first hospital director to die from contracting the deadly virus.

His death was confirmed by People's Daily, the official newspaper of China's Communist Party.

This is utterly devastating news.

It's safe to say that researchers are now getting desperate...

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And there is an immense amount of pressure on authorities to find a cure, and fast.

Because the virus continues to spread across the globe like wildfire...

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And it's showing no signs of slowing down.

As stated earlier, the coronavirus has infected numerous different countries now...

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And the United States is now one of them.

The number of cases here in America is rising...

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So far, 1,016 people have been confirmed to have been infected with the virus, and thirty-one have reportedly died.

And the disease is only expected to continue spreading...

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said a few weeks ago that it expects the coronavirus to spread in the United States and has asked Americans to prepare for when the virus hits, not if, CNN reported.

Preparations are underway...

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And hospitals across the country are bracing themselves for an influx of infected patients.

And for San Francisco, conditions have been deemed as too dire...

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As they have become the first U.S. city to declare an official state of emergency... Despite not having any confirmed cases of the virus.

Declaring an emergency will enable the county to stock up on medical supplies and facilities...

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And will allow nurses and doctors to prepare for a possible influx of patients.

Evidently, the coronavirus has been causing people all around the world to suffer from serious panic...

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And many are experiencing anxiety and worry over the impending doom the virus brings with it.

And it seems that there is a reason for people to really start panicking.

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The BBC reported yesterday on the 11th of March that the coronavirus has been officially confirmed by the WHO as a pandemic.

This means that things are getting serious...

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And perhaps we may have underestimated the strength of this virus.

X-rays of the lungs of a patient who had coronavirus have just been released...

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The unnamed Chinese man, who was forty-four, has now passed away from the virus and the Radiological Society of North America has decided to release these images to demonstrate the impact of the virus.

It is believed the man worked at the Wuhan seafood market...

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He was admitted to hospital on Christmas Day in 2019 after he had been suffering from a fever and cough for nearly 2 weeks. Doctors later diagnosed the man with pneumonia and acute respiratory distress syndrome until he sadly died a week later.

The damage is very visible...

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As per the Daily Mail, the scans show white patches in the lower corners of the patient's lungs, which indicates what radiologists refer to as "ground-glass opacity" - the partial filling of air spaces. These abnormalities are similar to those found in patients suffering from SARS (severe acute respiratory syndrome) and MERS (Middle East respiratory syndrome).

The virus spread rapidly through this poor man's lungs...

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The scans proceed to show how the fluid in the spaces of the man's lungs became more pronounced over time - as evident when comparing image A to image F.

This shows not only the severity of the virus...

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It also demonstrates how quickly the virus can spread through a person's body - meaning anybody who is infected must seek treatment as quickly as possible.

This is a developing story...

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Make sure to stay posted for further updates.