UK Doctors Have Found New Symptoms That Can Help Detecting The Coronavirus
5Why these particular symptoms?
Many have wondered why these are the symptoms of the coronavirus. Doctors and experts have an answer for that. The virus enters our bodies through our eyes, nose, and throat. The nose and throat is the most common entry point which results in the loss of taste and smell.
6How was this discovered?
With the arrival of the new coronavirus patients, a pattern began to emerge at hospitals. A mother who was infected with the coronavirus couldn’t smell her baby’s full diaper. Cooks who can usually name every spice in a restaurant dish couldn’t smell curry or garlic, and food tasted bland. This gave the doctors a clue as to the new symptoms.
7Anosmia and ageusia
Anosmia is what they call the loss of your sense of smell and ageusia is the accompanying diminished sense of taste in humans. These are now the new symptoms and telltale signs of Covid-19. This was announced after doctors from across the globe compared reports of what they had observed in their patients.
8The data is limited
According to the doctors, the data they have at the moment is limited, but the doctors are concerned enough to raise warnings. This is a good thing so that people who have the symptoms of a loss in their sense of taste and smell can isolate themselves before spreading the virus to others.
9The reports so far
According to the reports so far there are significant numbers of coronavirus patients that have experienced anosmia. In South Korea, testing has been widespread. This resulted in the report that 30 percent of the 2,000 patients who tested positive have experienced anosmia as their major symptom. This gave weight to the fact that these should be considered as new symptoms.
10What doctors have said
When this statement was announced doctors added that in the absence of allergies or sinusitis any person facing these symptoms should alert the doctors and get checked up for the virus. They also said that people suffering from these symptoms should immediately self-isolate themselves form the rest of their family.