Course of symptoms for loss of sense of smell and taste over time in one thousand forty-one healthcare workers during the Covid-19 pandemic: Our experience

Matthias Lechner, Jacklyn Liu, Nicholas Counsell, Ngan Hong Ta, John Rocke, Rajesh Anmolsingh, Nicholas Eynon-Lewis, Sandtdeep Paun, Claire Hopkins, Sadie Khwaja, B. Nirma Kumar, Samuel Jayaraj, Valerie J. Lund, Carl Philpott (Lead Author)

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On April 21, 2020, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and on May 5, 2020, the World Health Organisation added 'new loss of taste or smell' to their list of symptoms related to Covid-19, respectively. Public Health England (PHE) only included loss of smell and taste as official symptoms on May 20th . However, whether individual hospitals were including smell and taste disturbances in their initial work-up for Covid-19 diagnosis is unknown.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)451-457
Number of pages7
JournalClinical Otolaryngology
Issue number2
Early online date6 Dec 2020
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2021

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