Calif. gets first confirmed West Nile case of 2011

SANTA BARBARA, Calif.

The California Department of Public Health says a man was hospitalized, but is now recovering at home. They did not release is name or age, or say when or how he contracted the disease.

The case prompted health officials to step up their surveillance for the virus. Last year, 111 people were diagnosed with West Nile Virus.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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