Researchers based in the United Kingdom have written in their study that people who lose either smell or taste should consider self-isolation, even if they have no other symptoms.
The team studied 590 volunteers who experienced a new loss of smell or taste, and they tested 567 of them for the Kovid-19.
Of those who tested positive for antibodies, about 40% had neither fever nor cough.
Batterham and his colleagues also found that participants with odor loss alone were nearly three times more likely than patients with taste loss of the Kovid-19 antibody, and four times more likely than participants with combined loss of odor and taste Was likely to happen. Are antibodies.
“These findings suggest that a loss of smell is a highly characteristic symptom of Kovid-19 as opposed to a loss of taste,” the researchers wrote in the study.
The study recruited its volunteers from 23 April to 14 May during the Kovid-19 outbreak in London. The findings come with some limitations, including that the study does not include a comparative group of people who do not lose their sense of smell and / or taste.
At the time, a government statement said that “all individuals should self-isolate if they develop a new persistent cough or fever or anosia.”