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Three West Nile Cases Reported in Iowa

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DES MOINES, Iowa — The Iowa Department of Public Health has identified three new human West Nile Virus cases in Iowa.

Doctors in Clay, Monona, and Woodbury counties reported the cases. Across the U.S., 35 humans have been infected in 15 states.

Health officials are reminding people to protect themselves from the virus, which is transmitted through mosquito bites. They say to wear insect repellent and long clothing whenever outdoors.

Symptoms include fever, head and body aches, and vomiting.