Loss of smell and taste validated as COVID-19 symptoms in patients with high recovery rate

Study suggests clinicians should include sensory impairment as standard screening measure

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LOSS of smell and taste has been anecdotally linked to COVID-19 infections. In a study published April 12, 2020 in the journal International Forum of Allergy & Rhinology, researchers at UC San Diego Health report the first empirical findings that strongly associate sensory loss with COVID-19, the respiratory disease caused by the novel coronavirus.