New York, NY (Business Insider) — A sudden loss of smell or taste could mean you have the coronavirus, even if you have no other symptoms.
A sudden loss of smell or taste could mean you have the coronavirus, even if you have no other symptoms.
Professor Kumar told Sky News that younger patients in particular may demonstrate only a loss of smell or taste, without demonstrating the more commonly recognised coronavirus symptoms of high fever and persistent coughs.
“In young patients, they do not have any significant symptoms such as the cough and fever, but they may have just the loss of sense of smell and taste, which suggests that these viruses are lodging in the nose,” he said.
The professors called for anyone presenting the symptoms of loss of taste or smell to self-isolate for seven days to prevent the further spread of the disease. — Adam Bienkov/@businessinsider