A novel coronavirus has resulted in an ongoing outbreak of viral pneumonia in China.1- 3 Person-to-person transmission has been demonstrated,1 but, to our knowledge, transmission of the novel coronavirus that causes coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) from an asymptomatic carrier with normal chest computed tomography (CT) findings has not been reported.
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Corresponding Author: Meiyun Wang, MD, PhD, Department of Medical Imaging, Henan Provincial People’s Hospital and the People’s Hospital of Zhengzhou University, No. 7, WeiWu Road, Zhengzhou 450003, Henan, China (email@example.com).
Published Online: February 21, 2020. doi:10.1001/jama.2020.2565
Author Contributions: Drs Yao and Wang had full access to all of the data in the study and take responsibility for the integrity of the data and the accuracy of the data analysis. Drs Bai, Yao, and Wei contributed equally to the work.
Concept and design: Bai, Yao, Tian, Jin, Wang.
Acquisition, analysis, or interpretation of data: Bai, Yao, Wei, Tian, Chen, Wang.
Drafting of the manuscript: Bai, Yao, Wei, Tian, Wang.
Critical revision of the manuscript for important intellectual content: Bai, Tian, Jin, Chen, Wang.
Statistical analysis: Bai, Chen, Wang.
Administrative, technical, or material support: Bai, Yao, Wei, Tian, Wang.
Supervision: Tian, Wang.
Conflict of Interest Disclosures: None reported.
Additional Contributions: We thank Taiyuan Liu, MD, Rushi Chen, MD, and Wei Wei, MD (Henan Provincial People’s Hospital and the People’s Hospital of Zhengzhou University), for data analysis and literature research. None of these persons received any compensation for their contributions.
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