A bird in Dane County is believed to be the first in Wisconsin to test positive for the West Nile Virus this year. County health officials in Madison said a bird found at an undisclosed location contracted the virus from an infected mosquito.
West Nile cases normally peak in Wisconsin around August or September.
There were seven confirmed or probable human West Nile cases last year, with one horse and 47 birds also getting the virus. One undisclosed person died from getting West Nile in 2015. The state has been conducting surveillance for the virus since May first.