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Novel coronavirus can be transmitted via mosquito? | Updated: 2020-02-25 08:40
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Anopheles mosquitoes seen in a net placed in a rice field during a test of the use of drone technology in the fight against malaria on the island of Zanzibar, Tanzania on Oct 30, 2019. [Photo/Agencies]

Rumor: Novel coronavirus can be transmitted via mosquito


The World Health Organization noted on Saturday there is no evidence or proof yet showing the virus can be transmitted this way.

According to WHO, the novel coronavirus is a respiratory virus, which spreads primarily through contact with an infected person via respiratory droplets generated when he or she coughs or sneezes, or via droplet discharge from the nose.

The WHO stressed it's important for people to wash their hands regularly with either alcohol-based hand rub or soap and water. Avoiding direct contact with those who are coughing and sneezing is also recommended.

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