COVID-19 brief note: the nose knows

Doctors think this may be the first symptom of the coronavirus

Interestingly, smell sensation, technically olfaction, is a symptom preceding many Parkinson disease case cases. It is also a precursor to Alzheimer's disease.

The olfactory nerve, which transmits odor perception to the basal forebrain and brainstem is a part of the brain. The olfactory never is really a neural fiber tract, elongated and penetrating to the nasal mucosa. So far as I know the reason for loss of olfaction is as yet undiscovered.

So, fellow swampers and those remaining dry, here is a message:

Keep smiling!

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this letter Loss of sense of smell as marker of COVID-19 infection
by two Professors at The Royal College of Surgeons of England.

Professor Claire Hopkins, President of the British Rhinological Society
Professor Nirmal Kumar, President of ENT UK (ENT = Ear, Nose and Throat)

Wherein the fourth paragraph begins with:

          In addition, there have been a rapidly growing number of reports of a significant increase in the number of patients presenting with anosmia in the absence of other symptoms – (and continues) – these patients may be some of the hitherto hidden carriers that have facilitated the rapid spread of COVID-19. …

          A rather interesting observation (isolated anosmia, indeed) to be sure …

          This may be the key. At least I can hope. Do you understand?

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