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Loss of smell may be a sign of #COVID_19 infection: doctors' groups

Loss of smell may be a sign of #COVID_19 infection: doctors' groups
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Monday, 23 March, 2020, 15:50

A group of British doctors think so, and they want the loss of smell to be added to governments' lists of symptoms that trigger quarantines.

In a statement released on Friday, the British Association of Otorhinolaryngology and British Rhinological Society said that anosmia and hyposmia – two conditions related to the loss of ability to detect odours – have been detected in many COVID-19 patients around the world.Dr. Miryam Carecchio, an Italian neurologist, is one of those patients. She told CTV News that she first started to feel pain in late February. She took one day off work, and then returned because she was feeling better."After a few days, I completely lost [my] sense of smell and taste," she said March 9.