West Nile Virus case confirmed in Cullman Co. horse

A case of West Nile Virus has been confirmed in a horse in Cullman County.

A veterinarian confirmed the illness in a horse in the Fairview area.

The virus is carried by mosquitoes. It typically only infects birds but can be transmitted to humans and animals through mosquito bites.

There have already been 13 reported cases of West Nile Virus across Alabama.

Other confirmed cases are in Montgomery, Mobile, Baldwin, Jefferson and Tuscaloosa counties.

Human symptoms of West Nile virus include fever, headache, body aches, joint pains, vomiting, diarrhea or rash.

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