Corona-Virus is on everyone’s mind, arousing many queries. With hot weather around the corner, one of those queries might be, “Can mosquitoes spread Corona-virus to humans?”.
For a mosquito to affect 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) and, 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 to its host.
COVID-19 is primarily spread by airborne droplets from a sneeze or cough, or by touching a contaminated surface.
With several countries imposing stay-at-home order, families are consuming more time outside for a shift in scenery. Although mosquitoes cannot spread Coronavirus, they can spread a number of different harmful diseases. And sadly, mosquitoes don’t follow social distancing, so you and your family members are still at risk of being infected by a mosquito bite.