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  • Loss of senses of smell, taste could identify COVID-19 carriers

    Professor of food science and human nutrition M. Yanina Pepino standing in her laboratory

    Professor of food science and human nutrition M. Yanina Pepino is a member of the Global Consortium for Chemosensory Research. The group, which includes experts from 38 countries, is gathering data on the loss of smell and taste perception among people with respiratory illnesses such as COVID-19 to determine whether impairment of these senses can predict people who may be carriers.

    Photo by L. Brian Stauffer

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  • Editor’s Note: To reach M. Yanina Pepino, call 217-300-2374; email ypepino@illinois.edu

    Survey: https://gcchemosensr.org/