TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — The West Nile virus was found in a dead crow in the first discovery of the deadly illness in Florida, state health officials said Friday.
The disease has been blamed for the deaths of nine people in New York and New Jersey in the last two years. There have been no reports of Florida residents being infected, state health officials said.
The crow was found last month east of Tallahassee. The discovery of the virus comes at the beginning of the state's mosquito season.
The virus cannot be spread from person to person, but mosquitos can carry it from animals to humans. There is no known cure for the virus.