Can COVID-19 spread through mosquitoes? Experts say no.
Researchers from Kansas State University say they did everything possible to try and infect the mosquitoes with the coronavirus. Even though mosquitoes cannot spread the coronavirus, they can still spread deadly diseases like the West Nile Virus and other illness.
researchers from Kansas State University say they did everything possible to try and infect the mosquitoes with SARS cov to virus, even using means that would not occur in nature. Their experiments included three common species of mosquitoes, including two that are capable of spreading dengue fever, chikungunya, zika virus and yellow fever. In the lab, researchers injected the mosquitoes with the Corona virus, giving them a larger dose than they would naturally get from feeding on the blood of an infected person. Even under those circumstances, the virus did not multiply in the mosquitoes. In short, unlike the viruses that cause mosquito borne illnesses, the SARS cov to virus is not able to complete the steps necessary to survive and be transmitted by mosquitoes.