The doctor called the signs of an asymptomatic course of COVID-19
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Changes in taste and loss of smell can indicate coronavirus infection, these consequences of infection appear even in the absence of other symptoms typical of other viral respiratory tract infections. This was reported by biophysicist Nelly Sosedova, reports Sputnik.
“For a number of people who are asymptomatic, their sense of smell and taste change for a short time, but there are no other symptoms,” she explained.
Onishchenko called the differences between the symptoms of flu and COVID-19
The specialist clarified that the danger can be pneumonia, which develops with COVID-19 and in some cases also proceeds without external signs. According to Sosedova, it can only be accompanied by a short-term increase in temperature, but there are also cases when people suffer pneumonia without fever. “Pneumonia is not always manifested by a cough, a runny nose,” the doctor warned.
She recalled that in this case, lung damage will help to identify computed tomography (CT).
Earlier, State Duma deputy, former chief sanitary doctor of Russia Gennady Onishchenko pointed out the loss of taste and smell as one of the characteristic differences between coronavirus infection and influenza. During the flu, he says, the sense of smell can be dulled, but not completely disappeared. In addition, unlike influenza, in which pneumonia is a secondary phenomenon, with coronavirus, lung damage is dominant, and a person has difficulty breathing.
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