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Doctors find a new sign of coronavirus: Lost sense of smell or taste

23 Mar 2020

Lost sense of smell and taste could be symptoms of a mild COVID-19 infection.

Doctors worldwide are sounding the alarm: Otherwise asymptomatic carriers of COVID-19 often lose their sense of smell or taste and are likely spreading the virus. “This is a sign of infection and anyone who develops loss of sense of smell should self-isolate,” Claire Hopkins, the president of the British Rhinological Society, told The New York Times. “It could contribute to slowing transmission and save lives.”

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