K-State BRI research on COVID-19 and mosquitoes

A study at the Kansas State University Biosecurity Research Institute is the first to confirm that SARS-CoV-2 cannot be transmitted to people by mosquitoes. The study has been published by Nature Scientific Reports.

K-State researchers on Friday became the first to publish a study proving that SARS-CoV-2, the coronavirus strain that causes COVID-19, cannot be spread to humans by mosquitoes.

The study, which was published Friday in the Nature Scientific Reports online journal, experimentally confirms previously held beliefs that mosquitoes could not transmit the disease. Researchers in K-State’s Biosecurity Research Center and College of Veterinary Medicine worked on the study.