Napa County has confirmed its first human case of West Nile virus this year.
A 65-year-old man developed West Nile virus meningitis and was taken to a local hospital where he made a full recovery and has since then been released, according to joint statement by the Napa County Public Health Division and the Napa County Mosquito Abatement District.
The county also confirmed its first dead bird that tested positive for the virus on Monday, according to the California Health Department.
The Western Scrub Jay was found in the Calistoga area on Aug. 9 and tested positive for the virus on Monday, health officials said.
West Nile Virus is transmitted by a mosquito bite and people are advised to apply insect repellent and wear proper clothing while outdoors.
Symptoms of the virus include high fever, headache, nausea, vomiting and disorientation that can last between a few days to several weeks.
Mosquitoes are known to lay eggs in standing water and people are advised to dispose of any standing water.
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