AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine health officials say they've identified the state's first case of West Nile virus.
The patient, who was not identified by the state, is a resident of Cumberland County and has recovered.
The Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention says the patient had symptoms including fever, encephalitis, meningitis, weakness and double vision. The symptoms began on Oct. 1.
West Nile is transmitted through the bite of an infected mosquito. It can cause serious illness in humans, large animals and some species of birds. Nationally and regionally, 2012 has been an extremely active year for the disease. Seven mosquito pools in Maine tested positive for West Nile in August and September.