The loss of the sense of smell and taste is one of the main symptoms associated with infection with the Corona virus, but a recent study conducted by researchers at the University of Quebec in Canada revealed that the loss of these two senses after recovering from Covid-19 may last for five months or more.
The study conducted by the Canadian University included the participation of 813 people, 38 percent of whom revealed that they had not fully regained their sense of smell and taste, despite the passage of 5 months after their recovery from the epidemic.
The British newspaper “Daily Mail” quoted the author of the study, Dr. Johannes Frasnelli, as saying: “Previous research has shown that most people with Corona lose their sense of smell and taste in the advanced stages of the disease, but our study revealed the possibility of this loss continuing for a long period of time, even after recovery.” .
Frasnelli called for work to follow up on those recovering from Corona, and to intensify research to discover the neurological problems associated with infection with Covid-19.
The loss of the sense of smell and taste was officially recognized as one of the symptoms of the diagnosis of infection with the Coronavirus on May 18, in addition to other symptoms, which are fever and cough.
Experts in the medical field also call for adding other symptoms to the diagnosis that would discover more unconfirmed cases, especially fatigue, sore throat, headache and diarrhea.