Is COVID-19 spread through mosquito bites?

Infected mosquitos are the cause for dengue

Tista' taqra bil- Malti.

Dr Tanya Melillo, Consultant in Public Health Medicine said that there are no studies which show that the coronavirus is spread through mosquito bites. It is understood that it is very difficult for a mosquito to acquire the virus having bitten its host. It follows that it then even more difficult for this to be transmitted to another host.

Mosquitos can carry a number of viruses including malaria and zika but then there are other viruses such as HIV and Ebola which are not carried by the insect.

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