According to research conducted in Canada, it was announced that people’s sense of smell and taste may not return for up to five months after Covid-19 infection.
A team at the University of Quebec investigated 813 healthcare workers with Covid-19. Grading their sense of smell and taste between 0 and 10, the team asked some participants to do home tests on their sense of smell and taste.
70 PERCENT ODOR LOSS, 65 PERCENT TASTE LOSS
In the initial results published by the American Academy of Neurology, it was reported that more than 70 percent of people with Covid-19 infection lost their sense of smell, while 65 percent lost their sense of taste.
In the study, it was reported that although 813 people with Covid-19 survived the corona virus in the test conducted to the same people five months later, 17 percent still experienced a loss of smell, while 9 percent still experienced loss of taste.
‘PEOPLE WITH COVID-19 NEED TO BE MORE OBSERVED’
Dr. “Our results show that the problem of loss of sense of smell and taste may persist in people with Covid-19,” said Johannes Frasnelli in a statement. “This suggests that people who are infected and associated with Covid-19 need more observation.”