Loss of Smell and Taste Among Healthcare Personnel Screened for Coronavirus 2019

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Clin Infect Dis. 2020 Jun 28:ciaa877. doi: 10.1093/cid/ciaa877. Online ahead of print.

ABSTRACT

Among 283 symptomatic healthcare personnel (HCP) tested for SARS-CoV-2, 51 (18%) were positive. Among those 51 HCP, self reported loss of smell and taste were present in 51% and 52.9%, respectively, with either present in 60.8%. These symptoms had high specificity (93% each, 96% for either) for a positive SARS-CoV-2 test.

PMID:32743642 | DOI:10.1093/cid/ciaa877

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