Loss of smell and taste can persist up to five months after Covid-19

Updated:22/02/2021 23:30h


Loss of taste and smell has become one of the most characteristic symptoms of Covid-19. In some cases it can also be a condition that persists beyond the disease. A preliminary study released Monday, to be presented in April at the 73rd Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Neurology, shows that ageusia and anosmia can still be experienced up to five months later of infection.

“While Covid-19 is a new disease, previous research shows that most people lose their sense of smell and taste in the early stages of the disease. We wanted to go further and see how long this loss of smell lasts and


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