GLOUCESTER COUNTY - The state Department of Health has confirmed New Jersey's first case of the West Nile virus in Gloucester County.

The 49-year-old patient first began experiencing symptoms in mid-July, and was treated before returning home to recover.

Symptoms of the virus include fever, headache, joint and muscle pain and nausea.

Last year, there were 12 confirmed cases of the West Nile virus in New Jersey, including two fatalities.