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    Default Can Mosquitoes Spread Coronavirus?

    Cameron Webb
    March 31 2020

    The pathogens mosquitoes spread by sucking our blood cause over half a million deaths each year and hundreds of millions of cases of severe illness.
    But there is no scientific evidence to suggest mosquitoes are transmitting SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19.
    There is much more to learn about the coronavirus but based on current understandings, itís highly unlikely a mosquito will pick up the virus by biting an infected person, let alone be able to pass it on.



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    Default Re: Can Mosquitoes Spread Coronavirus?

    Thanks for posting. Very informative. As noted, there's still more work needed to determine how COVID-19 spreads. That mosqitoes are ot transmitting the virus that causes COVID-19 is curious. Mosquitoes spread Zika and dengue--both RNA viruses. But, they don't spread Ebola and HIV viruses--also both RNA viruses. COVID-19 is caused by an RNA virus. So, why mosquitoes spread some RNA viruses and not others is terribly curious??? The research continues......

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