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Ida County added to West Nile list

Tuesday, September 16, 2003

Fourteen additional cases of West Nile virus have been reported in Iowa, putting the state's tally at 38, including two deaths, state health officials said Monday.

New cases were reported in Audubon, Cerro Gordo, Dallas, Dickinson, Ida, Marion, Monona, Plymouth, Polk, Sioux and Tama counties. That brings to 75 the number of Iowa counties in which the illness has been reported this year.

West Nile killed two Iowans and sickened 52 others last year.

People get the virus from mosquitoes that have bitten infected birds.

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