August 28, 2012
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
Health officials learned this weekend of the second hantavirus death,
which killed a person who visited the park in June, spokesman Scott
Gediman said in a statement.
There was one other confirmed case of the illness, and a fourth is being investigated.