Can COVID-19 Cause Smell Loss for Some People ?

Anosmia or loss of smell has been classified as one of the early symptom for COVID-19. People suffering a viral infection like common cold can lose their sense of smell and taste, the cause for which is still not clear. For most patients the sense returns within a few weeks while for some the loss could be permanent. Researchers are still trying to figure out if the olfactory system is attacked in a different way in case of COVID versus other viral infections. The Olfactory nerve relays sensory data to…