September 30, 2003 - Posted at: 4:17 p.m. CDT
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - The Arkansas Department of Health reported this afternoon that at least one bird in Clay County has tested positive for the West Nile Virus.
No specifics pertaining to the Clay County incident have been released by officials.
To date, 16 human cases have been reported statewide; seven in Jefferson County, two in Pulaski, and one each in Cleburne, Columbia, Drew, Johnson, Miller, Sevier and Union Counties. The Cleburne County case is the only reported human case in Region 8.
In addition to Clay County, birds have also tested positive for West Nile in Cleburne, Craighead, Greene, Lawrence, Mississippi, Poinsett, Stone and Woodruff counties.