Many residents of Osceola County have reached out to us recently here at Positively Osceola asking whether the COVID-19 virus can be transmitted via mosquitos.

It’s nothing new to hear that our hot and humid weather is a breeding ground for insects like mosquitos, but with the coronavirus pandemic, The World Health Organization addressed this topic in one of their recent Facebook post.

According to the World Health Organization the answer is no, you cannot contract COVID-19 from a mosquito bite.

“To date, there has been no evidence to suggest that the new coronavirus could be spread by mosquitoes. The new coronavirus is a respiratory virus which spreads primarily through droplets generated when an infected person coughs or sneezes, or through droplets of saliva or discharge from the nose,” WHO officials posted on their social media channels.

Of course, more than ever we have to pay attention to social distancing, personal hygiene like hand washing, and disinfecting surfaces and objects around the house, vehicles, or at work. If we work together on flattening the curve, the coronavirus pandemic will be in the rear view mirror and we can begin to back to our lives.