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B'luru-based US researcher studying anosmia, Covid-19 link

"We have formed a group of more than 600 clinicians, neurobiologists, data scientists, cognitive scientists, sensory researchers, and technicians from 50 countries to develop a common voluntary survey to determine if loss or change of smell or taste is a reliable symptom to indicate (Covid-19) infection," Shannon B. Olsson, the city-based American researcher, told IANS.

Olsson, 42, is an associate professor at the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (TIFR), National Centre for Biological Sciences (NCBS), Bengaluru, who is spearheading the survey in India with six more key people from across the country.