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Bird in Lehigh Valley is Pennsylvania's 4th to test positive for West Nile

HARRISBURG, Pa. - The Lehigh Valley has recorded its first and Pennsylvania's fourth case of West Nile virus in a bird.

The American crow was found in Wind Gap, Northampton Co., on Aug. 8, the state's Department of Environmental Protection announced Tuesday.

The state's first bird with West Nile in 2013, also an American crow, was found in Erie on May 30. Berks County has also recorded two American crows with West Nile. The first was in Oley Township on July 22; the second was in Sinking Spring on Aug. 7.

Northampton County has also also recorded 11 cases of West Nile in mosquitoes. The latest was found in Hanover Township on July 31. Others have been found in Bethlehem, Wind Gap, and Washington and Upper Mount Bethel townships.

So far this year, Pennsylvania has not reported any human cases of West Nile.

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