Mosquitoes In D.C. Test Positive For West Nile Virus | WAMU 88.5 - American University Radio

WAMU 88.5 : News

Filed Under:

Mosquitoes In D.C. Test Positive For West Nile Virus

No human cases confirmed

Play associated audio
Be extra cautious with protecting yourself and your family from mosquito bites this summer.
Sabri Ben-Achour
Be extra cautious with protecting yourself and your family from mosquito bites this summer.

Although mosquitoes have tested positive for the West Nile Virus in the District, there haven't been any confirmed human cases, a D.C. health department official told The Associated Press.

There have been more than 240 cases of West Nile this year, including four deaths. This is the highest number of cases since the summer of 2004, according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention.

Officials warn residents to take extra precautions to safeguard against the disease. The best way to prevent mosquito bites is to wear insect repellent and remove any standing water outside your home - where mosquito like to nest.

WAMU 88.5

Art Beat With Lauren Landau, April 28, 2015

Music from South Asia comes to D.C. this week.

NPR

Tyson Foods To Stop Giving Chickens Human-Used Antibiotics

Tyson, the country's biggest producer of chicken meat, says within 2 years, it expects to stop giving chickens antibiotics that humans also use. The decision echoes one by McDonald's last month.
NPR

Record Number Of Amicus Briefs Filed In Same-Sex-Marriage Cases

This week's same-sex-marriage cases at the Supreme Court brought in a record number of friend-of-the–court briefs. But truth be told, the justices do not read all of these briefs.
NPR

Report: To Aid Combat, Russia Wages Cyberwar Against Ukraine

Cyberwarfare is a hidden world with few documented examples. In a new report, security researchers detail digital attacks against Ukraine's military, and charge the Russian military as the hacker.

Leave a Comment

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