WAMU 88.5 : News

Filed Under:

West Nile Virus Shows Up In District

Play associated audio
Mosquitoes in Cleveland Park and Woodley Park were found to be carrying the West Nile virus in recent tests.
Angelo Domini (http://www.flickr.com/photos/aesum/3177042760/)
Mosquitoes in Cleveland Park and Woodley Park were found to be carrying the West Nile virus in recent tests.

Mosquitoes gathered over a creek in Cleveland Park this morning, as people walked on a nearby path.

Health officials warn those mosquitoes could be carriers of the West Nile Virus. They recently collected samples from North Cleveland Park and the Woodley Park-Adams Morgan area.

Walker Robert Clark says he's not worried, but keeps an eye out. "I wear a lot of bug protection. I'm watching things, that's all of the precautions I'm taking," says Clark.

Health officials say older people and people with compromised immune systems are most susceptible to the virus. They advise people to wear long-sleeved shirts, pants, and bug repellant at dusk and dawn.


Making Art Off The Grid: A Month-Long Residency At A Remote National Park

Filmmakers Carter McCormick and Paula Sprenger recently wrapped up a month as artists-in-residence at Dry Tortugas National Park, 70 miles west of Key West. No phone, TV, Internet or other people.

After A Long Day Of Fighting Climate Change, This Grain Is Ready For A Beer

Kernza is a kind of grassy wheat that traps more carbon in the soil than crops like wheat and rice. Now, a West Coast brewery is using the grain in its new beer called Long Root Ale.
WAMU 88.5

Why Millions Of American Men Have Left The Workforce, And How To Bring Them Back

Today’s unemployment rate is down sharply from the height of the Great Recession. But more than a fifth of American men had no paid employment last year, and seven million of them have stopped looking altogether. Why men are leaving the workforce – and how to bring them back.


Tesla Surprise: It's A Profit

The company posted a profit of nearly $22 million for the third quarter, the first quarterly profit since 2013. Tesla attributes the good results in part to new stores.

Leave a Comment

Help keep the conversation civil. Please refer to our Terms of Use and Code of Conduct before posting your comments.