Curry Village cabins at Yosemite National Park (credit: Yosemite National Park)

Yosemite Workers Might Be Screened For Mouse Virus

California public health officials want to survey workers at Yosemite National Park to determine whether they were exposed to a deadly mouse-borne virus, a park spokesman said Thursday.


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West Virginia Health Officials Report Hantavirus Death Linked To Yosemite

Health officials say a West Virginia resident has died from the outbreak of a rodent-borne illness linked to Yosemite National Park.


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Yosemite Now Says Up To 10,000 May Have Been Exposed To Mouse Virus

Yosemite National Park officials are saying up to 10,000 people who were guests in certain lodging cabins might have been exposed to a deadly mouse-borne virus.



State Health Department: Proceed With Camping Plans Despite Hantavirus Outbreak

The state’s Public Health Department says we should continue with our plans this holiday weekend even if they include camping at Yosemite National Park.


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Public Health Warned Park Service About Yosemite Rodent Problem In 2010

Public health workers are warning more visitors to Yosemite National Park this summer that they may have been exposed to a deadly rodent-borne disease.


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Physician’s Assistant Believes She Contracted Hantavirus At Yosemite

Yosemite National Park officials have warned 1,700 people who stayed there this summer that they may have been exposed to a deadly rodent-borne disease.


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Yosemite Officials Say 1,700 Visitors Risk Disease

Yosemite officials told 1,700 past visitors on Tuesday they may have been exposed to a rodent-borne disease already blamed for the deaths of two people who stayed in cabins at the national park.


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Second Visitor To Yosemite Dies From Rare Rodent Disease

A second person has died of a rare, rodent-borne disease after visiting Yosemite National Park earlier this summer and park officials are warning past visitors to be aware of some flu-like aches and symptoms as fears of a possible outbreak mount.


The cotton rat Sigmodon hispidus is a hantavirus carrier that becomes a threat when it enters human habitation in rural and suburban areas. (source: Wikipedia)

Man Dies After Contracting Rare Rodent Virus At Yosemite

Yosemite National Park officials say a man is dead and a woman is recovering after contracting a rare rodent-borne disease in popular lodging area.