West Nile Virus Activity in Iowa at Highest Since 2003
DES MOINES, Iowa -- The number of West Nile virus cases is now at the second highest its been since the mosquito-borne virus was first identified in Iowa in 2002. The Iowa Department of Public Health reports 73 cases of West Nile virus are under investigation. The highest number of cases in Iowa, 147, was reported in 2003.