Coronavirus and Mosquitoes

At this time, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has no data to suggest that the 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19) or other similar coronaviruses are spread by mosquitoes or ticks. The main way that COVID-19 spreads is from person to person. See the CDC’s How Coronavirus Spreads page for more information.

Mosquitoes and ticks cannot spread transmission of COVID-19. The best protection is hand washing.

In addition, CDC offers the following information:

  • Mosquitoes and ticks can’t spread all types of viruses. 
  • At this time, we have no data to suggest that COVID-19 or other similar coronaviruses (e.g. SARS, MERS) are spread by mosquitoes or ticks. 
  • For a virus to pass to a person through a mosquito or tick bite, the virus must be able to replicate inside the mosquito or tick.