Last year, there were 59-birds that tested positive and the first case did not come until August.
But, this year there have already been 66 cases in the state.
Nineteen of those cases are here in the Wiregrass, including nine in Dale County, eight in Coffee County and one each in Houston and Henry Counties.
And now, a crow found dead in West Dothan has tested positive for West Nile virus.
At a news conference held Wednesday afternoon, Houston County Health Department officials talked about the types of birds that have been tested so far.
And, they also urged the public to report any dead birds immediately.
So far there have been no cases of the West Nile virus in horses or humans.
Dothan officials announced that mosquito spraying trucks will be working overtime and could be spraying in local neighborhoods as late as midnight.
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Source: www.vdh.state.va.us contributed to this report
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