American scientists have proposed that loss of smell or taste be added to the list of screening tools. Photo: AFP
American scientists have proposed that loss of smell or taste be added to the list of screening tools. Photo: AFP

Coronavirus: loss of smell or taste could be a symptom, growing evidence suggests

  • Studies and observations in several countries indicate significant numbers of patients experience a loss of smell
  • Identifying these symptoms could allow testing and isolation of people who would otherwise infect others, doctors say

American scientists have proposed that loss of smell or taste be added to the list of screening tools. Photo: AFP
American scientists have proposed that loss of smell or taste be added to the list of screening tools. Photo: AFP
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