According to medical reports and medical census, we at Accurate Pest Control in San Antonio know for sure that Mosquitoes are known to spread many life-threatening diseases to humans. Every year over a hundred million cases of severe illnesses are caused by mosquitoes that transmit harmful pathogens to humans while sucking blood. Based on the current scientific research there is no evidence to confirm the transmission of COVID-19, SARS-CoV-2 – to humans via mosquitoes. However, there is a lot more to learn about the Coronavirus. It is unlikely that a mosquito could pick up the virus by biting an infected person and then passing it on to another person.
Mosquitoes transmit many viruses
To develop their eggs, female mosquitoes need nutrition, which is contained in the blood. This need for nutrition via blood, for mosquitoes, is the main reason why viruses take advantage of the mosquitoes as a host to transmit the disease or the virus to another host. A mosquito first needs to bite an infected animal such as a bird, dog, cow or a human being to become infected. West Nile Virus, Yellow fever, Chikungunya, Zica, Ross River Virus, Malaria, Dengue are a few viruses that are translated from mosquitoes. However, it is proven that mosquitoes cannot transmit HIV and Ebola.
Why mosquitoes can not spread coronavirus?
To answer this we need to first learn what Coronavirus is!
According to the information provided by the World Health Organization, Coronavirus disease or COVID-19 is an infectious disease that has been caused by a newly discovered coronavirus. People infected by Coronavirus are likely to experience mild to moderate respiratory illnesses and recover fully without requiring any special medication or medical treatment. However, it has been found that older people and those with underlying medical problems such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes, chronic respiratory diseases, and cancer are more likely to develop severeillnesses from this coronavirus.
Now since you know how Coronavirus spreads, it is unlikely for a mosquito to transmit the virus. Even if it did pick up a high dose of it in a blood meal there is no scientific evidence that the virus would be able to infect mosquito itself.
What is the best way to prevent and slow down the transmission of coronavirus COVID-19?
The disease COVID-19 spreads primary through droplets of saliva which have been discharged from the nose or mouth of an infected person when he/she coughs, sneezes, or when we touch contaminated surfaces. So, we all must practice respiratory etiquette, such as coughing in a handkerchief or coughing into our flexed elbow. Accurate Pest control In San Antonio advises the public the best way to prevent and slow down the transmission of the COVID-19 virus is to be well informed about the symptoms. Knowing how the disease spreads can help you protect yourself and others from infection. We should practice washing our hands using an alcohol-based hand sanitizer and avoid touching the face.
Are there any vaccines?
Currently, there are no specific vaccines for the treatment of COVID-19. However medical agencies and scientists are doing their best with ongoing clinical trials evaluating potential treatment methods. We at Accurate Pest Control in San Antonio will continue to provide information about the disease, its progress, and the development of the vaccine as it becomes available.