Wake up and (don’t) smell the COVID-19

The patient didn't pass the five-odour test

Doctors in Paris have sniffed out another potential symptom of COVID-19: anosmia.


They report the case of a woman in her 40s who presents with an acute loss of smell without any nasal obstruction or loss of taste.

A few days before presentation she also experienced a dry cough with headache and muscle pain but no fever or rhinorrhoea, according to the report in JAMA Otolaryngology – Head and Neck