Health organizations and experts are debunking a myth that mosquitos can carry and transmit the novel coronavirus.
According to the World Health Organization (WHO), there has been “no information nor evidence to suggest that the new coronavirus could be transmitted by mosquitoes.”
Lawrence Stanberry, director of the programs in global health at Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons in New York, said that in the past, researchers have tried to infect mosquitos with coronavirus for studies, but have been unsuccessful.
“Some mosquitoes carry one kind of virus preferentially over another, but there’s absolutely no evidence that you can either infect them with coronavirus or that they transmit it,” he said. “I don’t know where those kinds of things come from.”
“There’s no evidence that mosquitoes can transmit coronavirus,” said Amesh Adalja, a senior scholar at the Johns Hopkins Center for Health…