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Escambia horse, crow, test positive for West Nile

By Staff
Connie Nowlin Managing editor
According to environmentalist Ricky Elliot with the Escambia County Health Department, a horse here has tested positive for West Nile virus.
Additionally, a crow also tested positive for the disease Tuesday. That crow was from Highway 29 close to Covington County Line.
This new development comes amid reports that two deaths in Escambia County are attributed to Eastern equine encephalitis. Both those were within 10 miles of the area in which a horse died of the mosquito borne illness.
There have been two confirmed deaths of West Nile in Alabama, an elderly woman in Talladega County and an 81-year-old man in Gulf Shores who died of WNV last week.