US, WASHINGTON (ORDO NEWS) — The World Health Organization (WHO) said that house flies do not transmit HIV infection to humans.
The organization pointed out that the infection is transmitted mainly through drops that are emitted by the infected person, when he coughs, sneezes or talks, and infection can occur when contacting the eyes, nose and mouth after touching the surfaces on which the virus is present.
Many people around the world wondered with the onset of spring and the beginning of temperatures to rise, whether insects that abound in the spring, such as mosquitoes and flies, are able to transmit infection with the Corona virus.
Entomologists in Russia have ruled out the hypothesis of infection with the virus by insects.
“There is no reason for fear in this respect,” said Russian scientist who specializes in entomology and DNA, pointing out that the Chinese, in turn, have conducted a study in this framework, and have concluded that vampire insects, especially flies, do not transmit HIV infection.
In turn, the entomologist, Yulia Lovtsova, confirmed that the scientific community “has not reached a definite answer as to whether or not the insects are able to transmit this virus.”
And she said, “If we imagine that an injured person sneezed on his hand, and immediately after that a fly landed on his hand, then she moved to another person and transmitted the infection to him, this is a very unlikely premise.”
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