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Lost sense of smell may be a symptom of coronavirus, according to experts

Lost sense of smell may be a symptom of coronavirus, according to experts

As knowledge about the newest coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to grow, so does the list of potential symptoms. While the major and most common symptoms are still fever, dry cough, and shortness of breath, a recent plea from ear, nose, and throat specialists points to a sudden loss of smell and taste as another symptom—something which, just last week, I started experiencing.

Let me back up: Six days ago on vacation, I sat in a Costa Rican cabin eating two eggs I’d fried for breakfast before a long day of hiking in the rainforest. At first, I thought maybe eggs just weren’t so eggy in Costa Rica. But then I ate some of the reddest, most beautiful strawberries and they tasted like nothing. The fish tacos I had for dinner that night were also tasteless, and so was the next day’s breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

But it wasn’t just my taste

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Coronavirus symptoms may include loss of smell or taste

Coronavirus symptoms may include loss of smell or taste

There’s an unusual addition to the list of possible COVID-19 symptoms: A sudden loss of smell or taste may be a warning sign a person could be infected by the new coronavirus, European and U.S. experts said.

The American Academy of Otolaryngology on Sunday announced “rapidly accumulating” anecdotal evidence showed anosmia — the loss of smell — and dysgeusia — an altered sense of taste — were “significant symptoms” associated with COVID-19 when a patient had no other respiratory disease.

Many people, including Utah Jazz player Rudy Gobert who tested positive for COVID-19, are reporting these unsettling changes in their bodies.

The World Health Organization has seen “quite a

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