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K-State Research Team First to Prove COVID-19 Not Transmittable Through Mosquitoes

Credit: Kansas State University

Researchers at Kansas State University say they have confirmation that SARS-CoV-2 cannot be transmitted to people through mosquitoes and mosquito bites.

Associated vice president for research and director of K-State’s Biosecurity Research Institute, Stephen Higgs worked with other BRI colleagues and the College of Veterinary Medicine to publish their findings. The article, “SARS-CoV-2 failure to infect or replicate in mosquitoes: and extreme challenge,” was published Friday in Nature Scientific Reports.

“While the World Health Organization has definitively stated that mosquitoes cannot transmit the virus, our study is the first to provide conclusive data ...