Fact check: Can mosquitoes transmit coronavirus? – WSOC Charlotte

Last Updated on July 14, 2020 by

“Mosquitoes cannot transmit the disease,” said Tarik Jasarevic, a WHO spokesman, because the virus does not widely circulate in blood and is more prevalent in the lungs and the respiratory tract. The diseases they do spread are more easily spread via blood, not the respiratory tract, allowing mosquitoes to take blood from someone who has had a virus and pass it along to someone else.

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