As more reports regarding Covid-19 and the Coronavirus make the rounds within mainstream news and social media, the latest update announces an important connection and urges special awareness.
MAJOR NEWS OUTLETS ARE REPORTING THE SUDDEN LOSS OF SMELL AND TASTE AS POSSIBLE EARLY SYMPTOMS OF THE CORONAVIRUS.
Sky News was first to report this link. Based upon the official statement released by The British Association of Otorhinolaryngology (ENT UK) where they state, “Asymptomatic patients – ones who do not have a fever or a cough – could show a loss of smell or taste as symptoms after contracting coronavirus.”
The New York Times presented these findings in their article, “Lost Sense of Smell May Be Peculiar Clue to Coronavirus Infection.” They reported, “Mounting anecdotal evidence indicates that lost or reduced sense of smell and loss of taste are significant symptoms associated with Covid-19, and that they have been seen in patients who ultimately tested positive with no other symptoms.”
Numerous individuals around the world who have contracted coronavirus report having suddenly lost both their senses. Doctor’s are recommending everyone with these symptoms to self isolate as soon as possible.
Doing so can help reduce the rapid transmission of the virus.
If you have friends and family who are reporting a sudden loss of smell and taste, please make sure you inform them of this latest finding and recommend they stay home and avoid crowds.
We Can All Do Our Part:
- Make Sure You Avoid Touching Your Eyes, Nose, and Mouth.
- Wash Your Hands Often With Soap and Water For At Least 20 Seconds
Stay Informed! Read More About The Latest Corona Virus Updates By Visiting The CDC’s Website:
Last But Not Least…
The coronavirus outbreak has changed the world as we know it. But, the challenges that come with these uncertain times will only make us stronger.
If you are feeling anxious, uneasy or even scared please make sure you talk about it. You are not alone! Do not hesitate to reach out to friends and loved ones via phone calls, Skype and social media. Also remember, to seek formal assistance if you find your mental health being negatively affected.
The Girl Who Cant Smell
“Lost Sense of Smell May Be Peculiar Clue to Coronavirus Infection” www.nytimes.com/2020/03/22/health/coronavirus-symptoms-smell-taste.html
CDC’s Official Website: www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prepare/prevention.html
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Great post, Yaz! Yes us acquired anosmics definitely know too about viral infections way too much. It’s crazy to see that losing sense of smell and taste is a symptom but glad they were able to disseminate that info quickly so people could watch for that. Be safe!
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