The Nose May Know

Anosmia may be a peculiar symptom of infection

An unusual symptom has emerged as a possible sign of coronavirus: the inability to taste or smell.

British ear, nose, and throat doctors raised concerns about this symptom, known as anosmia, in a statement published last Friday. They said there was good evidence from South Korea, China, and Italy that “significant numbers” of people who test positive for coronavirus also develop anosmia and that reports from Germany, France, the United States, and northern Italy suggested the same.




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Yasmin Tayag

Yasmin Tayag

Editor, Medium Coronavirus Blog. Senior editor at Future Human by OneZero. Previously: science at Inverse, genetics at NYU.

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