A dead crow found near Enterprise tested positive for the West Nile virus.
State Agriculture Commissioner Charles Bishop said the finding was confirmed Tuesday by Dr. Tony Stewart, the state veterinarian.
The virus, which causes flu-like symptoms and is only a minimal threat to humans, was found in 10 Alabama counties in 2001. Health officials also said several cases of Eastern Equine Encephalitis was found in horses.
Bishop urges Alabama residents to minimize outdoor activities between dusk and dawn when mosquitoes are most active.
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Source: www.vdh.state.va.us contributed to this report