Can Mosquitoes Transmit Coronavirus to the Human

Both the tiger mosquito (Aedes albopictus) and the common mosquito (Culex pipiens) are unable to transmit the virus responsible for Covid-19. In fact, inside them, the Sars-Cov-2 “is not able to replicate itself” and therefore, even if they should sting an infected person, they could not inoculate it.

To dispel a deeply felt concern with the onset of the hot season, are the preliminary data of a study conducted by researchers from the Istituto Superiore di Sanita (ISS) to evaluate, through tests of experimental infection, the possibility that mosquitoes may be vectors of the new coronavirus.

Sars-CoV-2 is a respiratory virus, which is transmitted from human to human, mainly through the droplets emitted with sneezing or coughing or by bringing the hands to the mouth, nose or eyes, after touching surfaces or contaminated objects of recent.
To date there is no scientific evidence of a transmission through blood-sucking insects, such as ticks or mosquitoes, which instead can carry other types of viruses (called arboviruses), responsible for diseases such as dengue and yellow fever.

The research, conducted by ISS virologists and entomologists in collaboration with the Experimental Zooprophylactic Institute of Venice, has shown that Sars-Cov-2, once penetrated inside the mosquito through a meal of infected blood, is not in able to replicate and therefore cannot be subsequently inoculated by the mosquito through a puncture.
The final results will be published shortly.

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Can Mosquitoes Transmit Coronavirus to the Human

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