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Hantavirus becomes issue at popular Yosemite area

Post by Jeff Mayor / The News Tribune on Aug. 28, 2012 at 11:06 am with No Comments »
August 28, 2012 11:29 am
Two people have died from hantavirus after staying in the tent cabins at Curry Village in Yosemite National Park. (The Associated Press file, 2011)

The deaths of two visitors have led officials at Yosemite National Park to issue a warning to 1,700 people they might have been exposed to hantavirus while staying at Curry Village.

The first person died in June and the second person died earlier this month. Two other people have been infected but are expected to live.

All of them, as well as the people who were warned of the situation Tuesday, stayed in the park’s popular “Signature Tent Cabins” at Curry Village.

Click here to read more about the situation.

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