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Can mosquitoes transmit coronavirus: WHO experts explain

'21.07.2020'

Source: Yellmed.ru

Blood-sucking insects infect people with various diseases. Explains what role they play in the spread of COVID-19 Yellmed.ru.

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The new coronavirus is a respiratory disease that spreads through droplets of saliva and nasal discharge. There is currently no evidence that mosquitoes can carry or transmit SARS-CoV-2, the WHO notes.

Coronavirus infection is not able to "multiply" inside the annoying winged bloodsuckers, so they will not be able to become carriers of the pathogen.

However, during the summer, do not forget that mosquitoes can infect people with Zika virus, West Nile virus, Dengue fever arbovirus.

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Given that mosquitoes that carry diseases are found in different parts of the planet, it is advisable to avoid their bites. In nature, wear long sleeves, protect your legs, and use repellents, especially at dawn and dusk, when mosquitoes are most active.

When it comes to COVID-19, the best way to protect yourself is to avoid people who cough and look sick, practice social distancing, wash your hands well with soap, and wear a mask.

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