Can mosquitoes spread the coronavirus? No. While mosquitoes can spread some diseases, especially malaria, experts say COVID-19 is not one of them.
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says there is no data to suggest that the coronavirus is transmitted by either mosquitoes or ticks. COVID-19 is mainly spread from person to person through droplets that people spray when they speak, cough, or sneeze. And the World Health Organization says a mosquito bite wouldn’t give you the virus.
But why not, when mosquitoes can transmit other diseases? A recent study offers an explanation. Researchers say the virus needs to infect and reproduce in the mosquito in order for the mosquito to pass it on to humans. This failed when researchers injected three types of mosquitoes with the virus.
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