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Hantavirus Death at Yosmite

Postby maverick » Fri Aug 17, 2012 12:44 pm

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Re: Hantavirus Death at Yosmite

Postby rlown » Tue Aug 28, 2012 1:14 pm

An Update:

YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, Calif. -- Yosemite officials are telling 1,700 past visitors they may have been exposed to rodent-borne disease.

The email alerts sent Tuesday came after a second person died of hantavirus pulmonary syndrome, which can be carried in the urine, saliva and feces of infected deer mice.

All of the at-risk visitors had stayed in the "Signature Tent Cabins" in Yosemite National Park's Curry Village.

Yosemite officials are warning those who stayed there from mid-June through the end of August to beware of any symptoms of hantavirus, which can include fever, aches, dizziness and chills.

Park officials warn people to seek medical help immediately. There is no specific treatment for the respiratory illness.

Two other people were infected but are expected to survive.

(Copyright ©2012 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

http://abclocal.go.com/kgo/story?sectio ... le-8789512
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