Italy’s national health institute ISS carried out a new scientific survey where it showed that mosquitoes are unable to transmit coronavirus to humans, the institute said Thursday.
Earlier, the World Health Organisation already claimed that there was no evidence that the virus could be transmitted by the blood-sucking insects. Mosquitoes are largely responsible for carrying dengue and other diseases when they bite humans.
Italian health authority and research organization for animal health and food safety, Istituto Zooprofilattico Sperimentale delle Venezie or IZSVe performed a study revealing neither the tiger mosquito or common mosquito could transmit SARS-CoV-2.
“The research showed that the virus, once given to the mosquito through a meal of infected blood, was not able to replicate,” ISS said in a statement, ruled out the transmission of COVID-19 through mosquito bites.