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Not just Covid-19, air pollution can also cause loss of smell

Loss of smell is one of the common symptoms of Covid-19 and it is often accompanied by loss of taste. In fact, this could be one of the earliest signs of the deadly viral disease. According to a study published in the Journal of Internal Medicine earlier this year, about 86 per cent of COVID-19 patients experience partial or complete loss of the sense of smell. Majority of those (almost 55 percent) who had complete loss of smell, called anosmia, had a mild form of the disease, and the symptom lasted up to 22 days. But it is not just Covid-19 infection that can rob your ability to smell and taste. Long-term exposure to air pollution can cause similar olfactory disturbances, said researchers from the Johns Hopkins University in the US. Also Read - ........Read more