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Newspaper/Magazine Article

Seattle pilot’s misdiagnosis highlights challenges around coronavirus testing.

Malone P, Kamb L. Seattle pilot’s misdiagnosis highlights challenges around coronavirus testing. Seattle Times. March 30, 2020.

False negative test results can contribute to misdiagnosis, treatment delays, and patient and family trauma when the true diagnosis emerges. This story illustrates the impact of diagnosing an emerging disease when missteps can result in conditions that present dangers to the patients and the communities in which they live.