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Hantavirus warning to 1,700 Yosemite campers

shushshush Posts: 6,259 Senior Member
'Yosemite National Park is warning 1,700 visitors who stayed in some of its tent cabins this summer that they may have been exposed to a deadly virus.
Hantavirus pulmonary syndrome has been blamed for the deaths of two campers who stayed in an area of the park.

The first death was reported earlier this month, and one of the victims was identified as a 37-year-old man from the San Francisco Bay area.' http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-19405641


  • Big ChiefBig Chief Posts: 32,995 Senior Member
    Well RATS..........
    It's only true if it's on this forum where opinions are facts and facts are opinions
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  • NNNN Posts: 25,236 Senior Member
    Seems to me, if the Govt is going to run a tourist trap; they need to control the rodents
    before they let the tourists in.
  • JayhawkerJayhawker Posts: 18,359 Senior Member
    Along with the "Don't Feed the Bears" signs....soon we'll be seeing "Don't pet/cuddle the Prairie Dogs"
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  • FisheadgibFisheadgib Posts: 5,797 Senior Member
    NN wrote: »
    Seems to me, if the Govt is going to run a tourist trap; they need to control the rodents
    before they let the tourists in.

    Come on now Ned, these people were staying in canvas and wood cabins in a national park. Not a five star hotel in a big city. I don't think they could completely control the deer mice any more than they could comb all the tics out of the trees or filter all of the mosquito's out of the air. It's unfortunate but when you spend time outside, you're bound to come in contact with nature.
    snake284 wrote: »
    For my point of view, cpj is a lot like me
  • shushshush Posts: 6,259 Senior Member
    This is turning out to be quite nasty!

    ‘There is no known cure for the virus, spread by infected rodent droppings. Symptoms can take up to six weeks to show and one third of cases are fatal.
    The virus is carried in rodent faeces, urine and saliva. When it dries out and mixes with dust, it can be inhaled by humans, especially in small, stuffy spaces.’
  • tennmiketennmike Posts: 27,457 Senior Member
    There was an outbreak of the hanta virus about 15-20 years ago in the New Mexico, Arozona, Colorado area on the Navajo Indian reservations.
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