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Sat Sep 1, 2012, 12:05 AM

Up to 10,000 Yosemite visitors at risk of virus


FRESNO, Calif. (AP) Up to 10,000 people who were guests in certain lodging cabins at Yosemite National Park might have been exposed to a deadly mouse-borne virus, park officials confirmed Friday as rangers handled a slew of calls from frightened visitors.

Park concessionaire Delaware North Co. sent letters and emails this week to nearly 3,000 people who reserved the insulated "Signature" cabins between June and August, warning them that they might have been exposed.

The cabins hold up to four people, and park spokesman Scott Gediman said Friday that means up to 7,000 more visitors might have been exposed to the virus that so far has killed two people and sickened four others.

Meanwhile, more than 1,000 calls a day are coming into Yosemite's new hantavirus hotline as visitors frightened about the growing outbreak of hantavirus pulmonary syndrome call seeking answers. .................(more)

The complete piece is at: http://xfinity.comcast.net/articles/news-general/20120831/US.Yosemite.Rodent.Disease/



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MadHound Sep 2012 #1

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Sat Sep 1, 2012, 12:10 AM

1. Hantavirus is a danger that is spreading throughout the country

 

Spread by mice, it could become the modern day plague.

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