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Testing for COVID-19 | Virus symptoms

Posted by: The Conversation Global

Date: Tuesday, 31 March 2020

 

Editor's note

As the world continues to battle COVID-19 and its effect on life as we used to know it, the World Health Organisation keeps urging nations to buy test kits and increase the number of tests conducted daily. While testing is central to the fight against COVID-19, Doyin Odubanjo explains that there are many factors to consider, especially by African countries, when deciding what to prioritise in efforts to curtail the spread of the disease.

Physicians around the world are taking note of COVID-19 patients who have lost their sense of smell, known as anosmia, or taste, known as ageusia. Steven Munger and Jeb Justice write that it's too soon to know for sure whether losing your ability to smell or taste things is in fact a symptom of this new disease. They also offer some advice on what to do if this happens to you.

Adejuwon Soyinka

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