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UCSD Health researchers empirically tie loss of senses to COVID-19

 

Last updated 4/13/2020 at 2:53pm



SAN DIEGO (CNS) - Researchers at UC San Diego Health announced today the first empirical findings that strongly associate the temporary loss of smell and taste with COVID-19.

Loss of sensory functions have been anecdotally linked to COVID-19 infections since the coronavirus pandemic began, but in a study published in theInternational Forum of Allergy & Rhinology journal, the researchers reported the first data-backed link.

"Based on our study, if you have smell and taste loss, you are more than 10 times more likely to have COVID-19 infection than other causes of infection. The most common...



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