“None of the coronaviruses have been shown to do that,” he said.
However, mosquitoes can factor into the severity of the disease if a patient has underlying medical issues due to mosquito-borne diseases, Conlon said.
“Mosquito-borne viruses such as West Nile virus and dengue fever have not disappeared as COVID-19 has usurped the media landscape,” he said. “As potential contributors to severe outcomes, their prevention/control becomes even more critical.”
Though the WHO and CDC have said mosquitoes don’t transmit COVID-19, ProPublica reported that an internal briefing memo showed that the U.S. Department of Agriculture has launched its own study into the matter. The USDA did not respond to ProPublica’s questions. We tried to confirm the memo ourselves but did not hear back from the agency.
A Facebook post said mosquitoes can transfer COVID-19 “from person to person”
Major health organizations said that mosquitoes do not transfer the virus. Instead, it is transferred via droplets of saliva or discharge from the nose.
Without evidence to support the claim, we rate this statement False.