Loss of Smell and Taste Might be an Early Sign of Coronavirus Experts Say
Medical experts are reporting they are currently gathering information to find out if the loss of smell or taste could possibly be an early indicator of the coronavirus, COVID-19.
Arklatexhomepage.com says that there is reliable evidence from the medical communities in South Korea, China and Italy for loss of smell in infected people.
The Associated Press reports roughly 30% of patients with confirmed cases of COVID-19 in South Korea have reported loss of smell.
From arklatexhomepage.com -
A similar proposal was published Sunday by the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery. It noted “rapidly accumulating” anecdotal evidence from around the world that the pandemic virus can cause not only loss of smell but also a diminished sense of taste. So the appearance of those symptoms in people without another explanation should alert doctors to the possibility of a COVID-19 infection, the group said.
Doctors with the World Health Organization are currently investigating how often the loss of taste or smell is reported by people who have COVID-19.