Loss of smell may be a sign of COVID-19 infection: doctors’ groups

Article Link: https://www.ctvnews.ca/health/coronavirus/loss-of-smell-may-be-a-sign-of-covid-19-infection-doctors-groups-1.4863341

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TORONTO — Could a sudden inability to smell be a sign of COVID-19 infection? A group of British doctors think so, and they want the loss of smell to be added to governments’ lists of symptoms that trigger quarantines. In a statement released on Friday, the British Association of Otorhinolaryngology and British Rhinological Society said that anosmia and hyposmia – two conditions related to the loss of ability to detect odours – have been detected in many COVID-19 patients around the world.