Though the calendar is running down on the incubation period for Hantavirus infecting visitors who stayed in Yosemite National Park this summer, a ninth case has been confirmed, park officials said Thursday. Three of those individuals died from the rare, rodent-borne disease, while the others are recovering.
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Reader Participation Day: Will The Hantavirus Outbreak Affect Your Plans To Visit Yosemite National Park ?
Much of the recent news from Yosemite National Park hasn't focused on the area's spectacular scenery, but rather on an outbreak of hantavirus pulmonary syndrome (HPS). Thus far, eight people who spent at least one night in the park this summer have been stricken, and three have died. Has this situation caused you to reconsider plans to visit Yosemite?
A West Virginia resident's recent death is being linked to a hantavirus outbreak at Yosemite National Park, raising to three the number of fatalities thought to be connected to stays in the scenic park.
With the number of deadly Hantavirus cases possibly linked to guest accommodations at Yosemite National Park climbing, officials have tried to contact roughly 3,000 summer guests to caution them about the disease.
Most visitors to Yosemite National Park come to enjoy the waterfalls and the walls of granite, but there's another dimension that deserves your attention: the dazzling night skies overhead.
A second fatality tied to hantavirus possibly contracted in Yosemite National Park has been confirmed, leading to a search for visitors who stayed in the "Signature Tent Cabins" at Curry Village this summer.
The body of a 6-year-old boy who, along with his 10-year-old brother, was swept down the Merced River in Yosemite National Park on August 15 has been recovered.
Better Sanitation Called For At Curry Village In Yosemite National Park After Deadly Hantavirus Case
The death from hantavirus of a Californian who had stayed at Curry Village in Yosemite National park has led to a call for better sanitation and inspection of the popular village in the Yosemite Valley.
If you’re in mood to travel, September and October are wonderful months to spend in the national parks. The crowds have departed, the animals are busy, and the fall color beckons. Now is the time park friends also host an array of workshops tailor-made for life-long learners.
Did you get at least eight out of ten?