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First Iowa West Nile death this year

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The Iowa Department of Public Health announced the first Iowa West Nile virus death this year.

A middle-aged woman from southwest Iowa died in September. They have not released the woman's name.

In 2017, seven Iowans have been diagnosed with West Nile virus. Three additional cases are under investigation.

Last year, there were 37 cases confirmed, including one death.

For more information on West Nile virus, click here.

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