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Yosemite Hantavirus Threat Continues To Spread, 230000 Visitors Possibly Exposed

Yosemite Hantavirus Threat Continues To Spread, 230000 Visitors Possibly Exposed Sep 14th, 2012 at 8:00AM: It continues to be bad news for the National Park Service as it struggles to deal with an outbreak of the hantavirus that was traced back to Yosemite National Park. The number of visitors who may have been exposed to the potentially deadly virus continues to rise dramatically and the NPS now says that it has alerted more than 230,000 people to the threat. That is significantly more than was...

Yosemite Hantavirus Threat Expands To 39 Countries

Yosemite Hantavirus Threat Expands To 39 Countries Sep 7th, 2012 at 8:00AM: Last week we told you about an outbreak of the Hantavirus in Yosemite National Park that resulted in the deaths of two people with a possible exposure to hundreds more. Now the true scope of that exposure is becoming more clear as the National Park Service has warned that as many as ten thousand people may be at risk. Worse yet, the NPS says that 2500 of those could be from up to 39 different...

Hantavirus In Yosemite National Park Results In Two Deaths

Hantavirus In Yosemite National Park Results In Two Deaths Aug 30th, 2012 at 8:00AM: The National Park Service is scrambling to deal with an outbreak of the deadly hantavirus in Yosemite National Park after two people who recently visited the region contracted the disease and died. So far there have been three confirmed cases of the virus and a fourth suspected case. Park officials fear that potentially hundreds of visitors may have been exposed, however, prompting them to release...

Hanta Virus in American Southwest

Hanta Virus in American Southwest Mar 12th, 2008 at 5:20PM: The Hanta Virus is a little known problem of those who live and travel in the American Southwest. Unfortunately, Hanta has a reputation for killing people and should be taken seriously. A recent article discusses a case from February, 2008. Knowledge of transmission and prevention are needed to prevent a great "Indiana Jones" style adventure, visiting ghost towns, from making you very sick. Hanta...

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