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Hantavirus becomes issue at popular Yosemite area

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.

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1 dead from rodent disease possibly linked to stay at Yosemite National Park

The Associated Press reports that a man died and a woman is seriously ill from a rodent-borne disease they may have contracted during a stay at Yosemite National Park:

FRESNO, Calif. — A man died and a woman became seriously ill after contracting a rare rodent-borne disease that might have been linked to their stay at a popular lodging area in Yosemite National Park, officials said Thursday.

The man was the first person to die from hantavirus pulmonary syndrome contracted in the park, though two others were stricken in a more remote area in 2000 and 2010, officials said.

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