Doubts and questions about how to protect yourself from the coronavirus seem to increase daily. One of the questions that has arisen among the population is whether mosquitoes can transmit the virus that causes COVID-19 through their bites.
Information on the new coronavirus has been released as researchers discover and verify more data. So far, agencies like the World Health Organization (WHO), and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) agree that mosquitoes do not transmit the coronavirus, which is the virus that causes COVID-19, a respiratory condition.
Dr. José Bird mentioned that currently it has not been corroborated or verified, and there is no evidence, indicating that mosquitoes or ticks are a vector that can transmit COVID-19. “Currently the transmission is from person to person,” he said.
The CDC, on its website, specifies that contagion occurs “between people who are in close contact (up to about 6 feet away) and through respiratory droplets that occur when an infected person coughs, sneezes, or speaks.”.
He also mentions that the contagion could occur to a person “touching a surface or object that has the virus and then touching his mouth, nose or possibly his eyes.”
Stopping the spread of the coronavirus requires an individual effort to follow the experts’ main recommendations such as washing hands frequently with soap for at least 20 seconds, using alcohol-based hand sanitizer, disinfecting surfaces and objects with which have contact, wear face masks or covers, maintain social distance and avoid touching your face.