Video: Can coronavirus be transmitted by mosquitoes?

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Can coronavirus be transmitted by mosquitoes? Mosquitoes are a vector for some of the world's deadliest diseases, like malaria, West Nile virus, and dengue fever, so it's natural to worry if they can also spread COVID-19.

CIDD Director Elizabeth McGraw, a professor of entomology at Penn State and a leading expert on mosquito disease transmission, explains what the best science available says about coronavirus and mosquitoes.

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