Can Mosquitoes Transmit the Coronavirus?
Tuesday, March 10, 2020
The World Health Organization addressed this question about COVID-19 (see fourth image down): https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019/advice-for-public/myth-busters.
In addition, CDC offers the following
• Mosquitoes and ticks can’t spread all types of viruses.
• At this time, we have no data to suggest that COVID-19 or other similar coronaviruses (e.g. SARS, MERS) are spread by mosquitoes or ticks.
• For a virus to pass to a person through a mosquito or tick bite, the virus must be able to replicate inside the mosquito or tick.
AMCA will continue to monitor the situation with our public health partners and provide any new information as it becomes available.