Iowa, US – West Nile virus is a disease that is carried by mosquitos, and every year in Iowa there are multiple cases it. This year is no different.
Two Iowa residents have been killed by this disease with 10 other confirmed cases in the state. More cases could be coming as well.
These pesky insects are more prominent now than they were at the beginning of the summer, and health professionals says there are things you can do to prevent them from being near your house. Some tips they provided were to get rid of bird baths, buckets, flowerpots and other things along that line.
These creatures could be with us until the first hard frost. In 2016, 37 cases of West Nile were reported in Iowa.