During the global pandemic, many are concerned about the ways humans can contract COVID-19. To date, there has been no evidence to suggest that mosquitoes can spread the disease, according to the World Health Organization (WHO).

Researchers from the Kansas State University have conducted a study confirming that mosquitoes cannot be infected with he virus.

“We did everything possible to get the mosquitoes infected even though the conditions that we used would not be found in nature,” Stephen Higgs, director of Kansas State University’s Biosecurity Research Institute, told The Indian Express. The mosquitoes, however, did not get infected with the virus.

“The reason that we did this was that it is an extreme test of mosquito susceptibility to viruses. If the virus does not grow when injected then we can be confident that even if a mosquito fed on a person with lots of virus in their blood then they would not be infected,” he added.

This was also confirmed in a video by the National Institute for Communicable Diseases, saying the idea that mosquitoes transmit the disease is a myth.

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Anita Froneman