Losing Sense of Smell: Learn more about strangest new corona virus symptom

From a husband unable to smell his wife’s new fragrance to a woman who suddenly could not taste her home-cooked food.

Some patients with coronavirus have reported the loss of sensing smell and taste — and experts believe this may be a new means of identifying the virus.

“There is already good evidence from South Korea, China, and Italy that significant numbers of patients with proven Covid-19 infection have developed anosmia/hyposmia,” wrote Dr. Claire Hopkins, an ENT surgeon

Experts in several countries have flagged anosmia (loss of smell) as a potential sign of COVID-19.

About 40% of patients recovering from a viral illness report a loss of smell, according to Dr. D.J. Verret, who’s double board-certified in otolaryngology, head and neck, and facial plastic surgery

Loss of smell seems to be yet another one of the symptoms to be checked for in people who are not seriously ill or do not at all seem sick.

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Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) authorities are saying that to look out for nausea, coughing and shortness of breath. These symptoms of COVID-19 will turn up 2 to 14 days after exposure.

When you are experiencing emergency warning signs for COVID-19 you will receive urgent medical attention. The CDC says these symptoms include respiratory problems, constant chest pain or discomfort.