Sixty seconds on . . . anosmiaBMJ 2020; 368 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.m1202 (Published 24 March 2020) Cite this as: BMJ 2020;368:m1202
- Gareth Iacobucci
- The BMJ
I’ve read about this. What’s the link?
While a high temperature and a new, continuous cough are the most established symptoms of covid-19, the World Health Organization is now examining how common it might be for infected people to experience a loss of smell (anosmia) or taste (ageusia).
Is this common with this type of virus?
A lot of respiratory viruses can cause problems with smell receptors. And there is evidence that previous coronaviruses have been associated with post-viral smell loss. …