Corona-virus (COVID-19) is on everyone’s mind, prompting many questions. With warm weather around the corner, one of those questions might be, “Can mosquitoes spread Corona-virus to humans?”

For a mosquito to infect humans, the virus must be able to replicate in the mosquito’s gut and salivary glands, but it can’t. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), World Health Organization (WHO), and The American Mosquito Control Association, all agree that mosquitoes are not a vector of COVID-19 simply because if a mosquito can’t become infected, it can’t spread it to its host.

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COVID-19 is primarily spread by airborne droplets from a sneeze or cough, or by touching a contaminated surface.

Mosquitoes still threaten your family

With many states enforcing a stay-at-home order, families are spending more time outdoors for a change in scenery. Although mosquitoes cannot spread Coronavirus, they can spread a number of other harmful diseases. And unfortunately, mosquitoes don’t practice social distancing, so you and your family members (including your four-legged ones) are still at risk of being infected by a mosquito bite. 

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