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Loss of smell or taste added to list of Covid-19 symptoms: Health ministry

Older and immune-suppressed patients, may present with atypical symptoms such as fatigue, reduced alertness, reduced mobility, diarrhoea, loss of appetite, delirium, and absence of fever

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Children might not have reported fever or cough as frequently as adults.

Press Trust of India New Delhi
Loss of smell or taste has been added to the list of Covid-19 symptoms, according to the revised clinical management protocols released by the Union Health Ministry on Saturday.

The ministry said that coronavirus-infected patients reporting to various Covid-19 treatment facilities have been reporting symptoms like fever, cough, fatigue, shortness of breath, expectoration, myalgia, rhinorrhea, sore throat and diarrhea.

They have also complained of loss of smell (anosmia) or loss of taste (ageusia) preceding the onset of respiratory symptoms.

Older people and immune-suppressed patients, in particular, may present with atypical symptoms such as fatigue, reduced alertness, reduced mobility, diarrhoea, loss

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First Published: Jun 13 2020 | 6:17 PM IST

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