Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Summer Yosemite campers warned after discovery of second death from rare, rodent-borne illness

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 they appear.

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.

Continued:  http://www.startribune.com/lifestyle/health/167644365.html?refer=y

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