June 2020 – The Conversation

UF Health experts answer questions about this emerging trends in COVID-19 patients.

By Jeb M. Justice, M.D., and Steven D. Munger, Ph.D.

The Conversation Jeb M. Justice, M.D., is an associate professor and chief of the division of rhinology and skull base surgery at the UF College of Medicine and co-director of the UF Health Smell Disorders Program. Steven D. Munger, Ph.D., is a professor of pharmacology and therapeutics in the UF College of Medicine and the director of the UF Center for Smell and Taste.

Is the loss of smell an early sign of COVID-19?

What are anosmia and ageusia?

Why could the coronavirus cause anosmia?

Could anosmia serve as an early indicator for COVID-19 disease?