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Covid-19 people lose sense of taste and smell even when there is no other symptom: Study

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A team of researchers has claimed that they have discovered the reason why Covid-19 positive people lose a sense of taste and smell even when they demonstrate no other symptoms related to the virus. T

A team of researchers has claimed that they have discovered the reason why Covid-19 positive people lose a sense of taste and smell even when they demonstrate no other symptoms related to the virus.

They found extremely high levels of angiotensin-converting enzyme II (ACE-2) only in the area of the nose responsible for smelling. This enzyme proves to be the entrance for the virus from where it comes and infects the whole body.

The scientists believe that studying the ACE-2 area in the nose can help in curating effective treatments of the coronavirus.

The study was carried out by Professor Andrew P Lane, director of the division of rhinology and skull base surgery, and Dr Mengfei Chen, research associate, and colleagues from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, USA.

Professor Lane said in a statement: “I specialize in nasal and sinus problems, so the loss of the sense of smell in Covid-19 is of particular clinical interest to me.…

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