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Scientists' calls to warn Yosemite visitors of virus unheeded

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avatar Scientists' calls to warn Yosemite visitors of virus unheeded
August 31, 2012 03:35AM
“California public health scientists have twice recommended in the past five years that Yosemite National Park authorities educate visitors about hantavirus, a rare disease that is linked to the deaths of two park visitors, one illness and a possible fourth this summer. Yet park officials did not warn visitors until after the disease showed up in recent weeks...”

KGO-TV: Scientists' calls to warn Yosemite visitors of virus unheeded

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avatar Re: Scientists' calls to warn Yosemite visitors of virus unheeded
August 31, 2012 12:18PM
A new article from today's San Francisco Chronicle:

Yosemite hantavirus cases grow
Outbreak forces closure of Yosemite cabins

“Three more cases of hantavirus linked to Yosemite National Park were confirmed Thursday, bringing to six the number of people who have contracted the disease, including two who died, state health department officials said.

The outbreak prompted Yosemite officials to close 91 Curry Village tent cabins, which are apparently infested with infected deer mice, carriers of the disease.

All of the victims visited the park between early June and mid-July and are believed to have contracted the disease from the rodents...”


San Francisco Chronicle: Yosemite hantavirus cases grow

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