Study: mosquitoes do not transmit coronavirus

A new study by scientists at Kansas State University in the United States has confirmed that the coronavirus does not

transmitted to humans after a mosquito bite. The study showed that the virus is unable to replicate in three common mosquito species - Aedes aegypti, Aedes albopictus and Culex quinquefasciatus. From this we can conclude that such transmission of the virus to humans is impossible.

The research has been conducted since March. This is the first peer-reviewed publication to support the findings of the World Health Association (WHO), which also rejected insect-assisted transmission.

“While the World OrganizationHealthcare has conclusively stated that mosquitoes cannot transmit the virus, our study is the first to provide evidence for this theory. We have demonstrated that even under extreme conditions SARS-CoV-2 cannot replicate itself in these mosquitoes and thus cannot be transmitted to humans even in the unlikely event that the mosquito (first) bites the carrier of the virus. ”

Professor of Biosafety Higgs Reine

Formerly scientists from the National InstituteItalian health officials also said the coronavirus cannot be transmitted by mosquitoes. They infected mosquitoes with COVID-19, and then tested whether the virus is capable of further reproduction. It turned out that it is impossible to transmit the virus through insects.

At the Research InstituteBiosafety research continues on other animal pathogens that can be transmitted to humans. Scientists primarily study Rift Valley fever and Japanese encephalitis.

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