CA Scientists' Calls To Warn Yosemite Visitors of Virus Went Unheeded

"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."

Source: California Watch, 08/31/2012

"2nd Yosemite Visitor Dies of Rodent-Borne Illness"

"YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, Calif. -- A second person has died of a rare, rodent-borne disease after visiting one of the most popular parts of Yosemite National Park earlier this summer, and park officials were warning past visitors to be aware of some flu-like aches and symptoms and seek medical help immediately if they appear."

Source: AP, 08/28/2012


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