Can Mosquitoes Transmit Coronavirus?



Exposing yourself to Mosquitoes bites means exposing yourself to malaria. But what about COVID-19 coronavirus? Could these pesky bugs bring the pandemic into your home?

The answer is no, mosquitoes cannot transmit coronavirus, according to both the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the World Health Organization. That’s because it’s a respiratory virus, not a bloodborne one.

The possibility of mosquitoes spreading the novel virus is “nil,” Joseph Conlon, a former U.S. Navy entomologist and technical adviser for the American Mosquito Control Association, told ProPublica. However, he has read numerous “conspiracy theories” that claim the opposite. I read a few in recent times.

At the time of writing this, coronavirus has killed over 151,000 people and infected more than 2.2 million, according to data compiled by Johns Hopkins University. More than 540,000 people have recovered.

Meanwhile, The Moscow Times today reported that the Russian Government had instructed health workers in the country to treat coronavirus victims with a malaria drug. The drug is believed to be harmful if taken by other drugs. In an article posted on their official website, they wrote;

"The Russian government has authorized hospitals to treat coronavirus patients with the untested malaria drug hydroxychloroquine, which studies have linked to potentially deadly side effects"

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