Loss of smell and taste as possible symptoms in Covid-19

 

According to a press release published by the British Association of Ear and Nose Specialists (ENT UK) on olfactory loss in Covid-19 patients, there is good evidence that a significant number of patients with covid-19 infection to develop anosmia or hyposmia. In South Korea, where the test was very broad, 30% of patients would have anosmia as the main symptom in other mild course.

(https://www.entuk.org/loss-sense-smell-marker-covid-19-infection)

In an Interview with the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung
Prof. Hendrik Streeck, head of the Institute of Virology at the University Hospital Bonn, reported on a loss of odour and taste lasting several days in just over two-thirds of more than 100 Covid-19 patients.

(https://www.faz.net/aktuell/gesellschaft/gesundheit/coronavirus/neue-corona-symptome-entdeckt-virologe-hendrik-streeck-zum-virus-16681450.html)

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