State officials said a Dale County woman, whose name was not released, was diagnosed with West Nile virus.
She has been released from the hospital but is still undergoing treatment.
Forty-seven-year-old Arthur Flynn of Dothan was identified last week as the second human victim of the virus in the state. He is recovering at home after being hospitalized in late July.
A 71-year-old Dale County man was identified as the state's first human case.
So far this year, tests of 210 birds, 25 pools of mosquitoes and five horses revealed the virus. The virus is in 36 of Alabama's 67 counties, officials said.
The numbers exceed the level of virus activity reported last year, when 59 positive birds in 13 counties were detected, and none earlier than the end of August.
In 2001 Alabama experienced two human cases of West Nile virus infection, one of which was fatal.
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Source: www.vdh.state.va.us contributed to this report
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