Can Mosquitos Carry COVID-19?

Can Mosquitos Carry COVID-19?

In the midst of a pandemic, many people are searching for cures. Many are also searching for the cause. Other outbreaks of diseases have been tied back to the mosquito, such as the Zika virus and Dengue fever. It’s hard to forget the effect those diseases had and continue to have, on many communities and the people in them. Now with the recent outbreak of COVID-19, people are wondering how this disease was able to spread so quickly. Could the mosquito be the culprit of yet another massive virus?

What is COVID-19?

COVID-19 is a respiratory virus which can live in the body 2 to 14 days before developing symptoms. People who are infected show signs of drowsiness, a fever, shortness of breath, and a dry cough. It is commonly spread through saliva and the discharge from coughs and sneezes. Millions became infected with the virus, and in some cases that resulted in death.

As the virus started in Wuhan, China, COVID-19 has quickly spread across the world in a short period of time and isn’t leaving anytime soon. With the number of infected people growing, questions started to arise as to how this virus is making its way across the world so quickly.

Are Mosquitos to Blame?

The short answer is no. The World Health Organization has stated that there is no data or evidence that the spread of the virus is caused by mosquitoes. Since this is a respiratory disease, many contract it from touching their faces after coming in contact with infected surfaces or from being in close proximity with an infected person. A 6-foot radius is to be kept from people who are infected with the virus.

Since it can take many days to show symptoms, the virus has spread quickly due to people not realizing they are carriers and unknowingly continuing the spread. Self-isolation, frequently washing hands, and avoiding touching your face are recommended to help contain the spread of the virus.

What is Being Done?

Health care experts and government officials made suggestions and continue to develop new ways to control the outbreak of COVID-19. Non-essential businesses were closed for a quarantine period and people were highly recommended to stay home. Large gatherings were discouraged and postponed. Certain places had maximum capacity rules to limit the amount of people in a certain space.

Precautions vary across the world as people attempted to slow the spread and continue to try to stop the virus.

Vaccines have been rolled out and are highly encouraged as a preventative measure while slowing the spread of the disease. Despite these precautions, you may still experience getting sick with COVID-19 or one of the variants. If you are showing signs of symptoms, stay away from others, cough into your elbow, and continuously wash your hands for at least 20 seconds.

Mosquito Season is Arriving

Although there is no tie to mosquitoes and COVID-19, that doesn’t change the fact that mosquito season is arriving, and they can still spread other diseases. With the weather changing, prepare your homes ahead of time with DynaTrap mosquito traps so you can enjoy spending time outside during your self-isolation. Don’t forget to head over to our Facebook page to share your stories or photos!