Professor Tim Spector, from King’s College, said: “We believe that loss of smell and taste is a very common Covid-19 symptom, and in fact occurs more often than fever and lasts longer – five days on average, compared to only two for fever. “Infections could be reduced, and lives saved, now that this non-flu-like symptom […]
Losing your sense of taste and smell may be the most reliable symptom of coronavirus, research suggests. A study which involved more than 500 Britons who tested positive for the virus found that almost 60 per cent had lost those senses, compared with just 32 per cent...
GPs are recognising loss of taste and smell as a possible symptom of coronavirus, in defiance of the approach taken by NHS 111. Reports are emerging of family doctors telling patients they are “highly likely” to be infected based on loss of the faculties. It follows...
The official list of coronavirus symptoms should be expanded to include loss of smell and taste, senior medics have demanded, with patients also having reported stomach pains and sore eyes. Ordering those with an impaired sense of smell and taste to self-isolate could...
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