Why the mosquitoes can’t carry coronavirus and HIV infection?

Why mosquitoes do not carry HIV infection

The answer to this question is contained in the statement of the Colombian immunologist Pablo Uchoa: according to the scientist, the human immunodeficiency virus can not live in insects, and if it is delayed, it is for a very short period of time.

Why mosquitoes do not carry HIV infection
Why mosquitoes do not carry HIV infection

For this reason, mosquitoes can not become its carrier. HIV, entering a different environment from the human one, dies. In addition, notes Uchoa, do not forget that mosquitoes are blood-sucking, not blood-spraying insects. Their proboscis is arranged in such a way that the red liquid can only flow in one direction. Of course, when a mosquito bites, it injects its own secret, but the secret cannot contain an infection. A person can get HIV from the saliva of a carrier of the disease (that is, another person), but not from mosquito secretions. Finally, mosquitoes rarely manage to bite two victims at once. This is due to the fact that insects often die after drinking blood. Or they are simply killed by an angry person. Therefore, mosquitoes do not have time to fly from one place of saturation to another. According to Uchoa, research on the role of mosquitoes in the spread of HIV infection has been conducted for several years, but no test has confirmed that the insects are related to the transfer of the disease. According to the scientist, if such a possibility existed, there would be hundreds of millions of people affected by HIV on our planet.

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