Losing The Sense Of Smell And Taste Could Be A Sign Of 'Hidden Carrier' Of The Virus

Losing The Sense Of Smell And Taste Could Be A Sign Of 'Hidden Carrier' Of The Virus

Experts from different countries are now claiming that hidden carriers may have such symptoms.

Covid-19 is a pandemic like the world has never seen before. It is spreading faster every day and more and more people are being reported as confirmed cases. The number of deaths is increasing by the hundreds every day and so far there seems to be no way of knowing how this chapter is going to end.

Meanwhile, researchers around the world are working hard in all aspects of the disease to understand its symptoms, the way it spreads, how it affects people, and how it can be fought. According to Yahoo News, the  evidence compiled by leading Rhinologists in the UK revealed that "Anyone experiencing a sudden loss of smell could be a 'hidden carrier' of the coronavirus, even if they have no other symptoms."

The President of the British Rhinological Society Professor, Clare Hopkins  said in a statement: "In South Korea, where testing has been more widespread, 30% of patients testing positive have had anosmia as their major presenting symptom in otherwise mild cases." Anosmia is the sudden loss of smell.

The President of the British Association of Otorhinolaryngology, Professor Nirmal Kumar, said in the joint statement with the statement provided above that: "There have been a rapidly growing number of reports of a significant increase in the number of patients presenting with anosmia in the absence of other symptoms. Iran has reported a sudden increase in cases of isolated anosmia, and many colleagues from the US, France, and Northern Italy have the same experience."

He said about the younger patients: "In young patients, they do not have any significant symptoms such as cough and fever, but they may have just the loss of sense of smell and taste, which suggests that these viruses are lodging in the nose."

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