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Jan. 27, 20 | 1:46 pm

A video footage showing a patient infected with the deadly novel coronavirus is making the rounds online.

The patient can be seen convulsing on a stretcher in a hospital in the city of Wuhan, the epicenter of the outbreak.

In the video shared by journalist Max Howroute on Twitter, the patient can be seen having seizures while covered with a thick blanket.

The video below contains graphic content.


According to Howroute, the man is having an episode of cytokine storm, which means a surge of overactive immune cells in the lungs and might result in death from suffocation.

Some people were seen trying to restrain the patient, but he kept on shaking uncontrollably.

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