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COVID-19: international survey on the loss of taste and smell

A large number of patients suffering from COVID-19 have experienced a loss of taste and/or smell. More than 500 researchers in 38 countries have formed a Global Consortium for Chemosensory Research to examine this phenomenon. Jérôme Golebiowski, professor at Université Côte d'Azur is coordinating the French group.


Publication : 15/05/2020
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The consortium is conducting a large international survey of COVID-19 patients and former patients by means of a short questionnaire available in more than 20 languages. The researchers' first priority is to determine the frequency and nature of ageusia and anosmia among people affected, compare these phenomena with other pathologies and monitor them in the medium and long term.
Participation in this survey is voluntary and takes approximately 10 to 15 minutes. The data will remain completely anonymous and will be stored on secure sites. Please note that this survey is not intended to establish a diagnosis and does not offer treatment.

Source: CNRS press release

Jérôme Golebiowski - Professor at Université Côte d'Azur and head of the CNRS Odorant, Odeur, Olfaction research unit - Nice Institute of Chemistry

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