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    26 Mar

    Loss of Smell Could Join List of COVID-19 Symptoms, Omaha Physicians Say

    As the novel coronavirus has spread around the globe, its hallmark symptoms have become a kind of medical mantra among health officials — fever, cough, difficulty breathing.

    But mounting evidence from countries such as South Korea, China and Italy points to another symptom that may be a candidate to join the list: a newly developed loss of the sense of smell, and with it, taste.

    And while the evidence still is considered anecdotal, experts in the ear, nose and throat field have begun discussing whether to add it to commonly asked screening questions.

    Omaha World-Herald:  Loss of smell could join list of COVID-19 symptoms, Omaha physicians say