lcarreau wrote:Who on summitpost actually frequents places like Curry Village ? Don't people normally stay in the roadside campgrounds ... I know I do.
dshankar wrote:I'm on my way there now. I'm headed to Mount Dana which is far from Curry Village. I plan on sleeping at Tioga Lake.
I'm a complete newbie to the Yosemite region and this is my first time hiking up past 10k. Should I be concerned?
mrchad9 wrote:lcarreau wrote:Who on summitpost actually frequents places like Curry Village ? Don't people normally stay in the roadside campgrounds ... I know I do.
Or drinks rat urine? Just stick to Mountain House and whisky and you can stay virus free.
U.S. health officials have sent warnings to 39 other countries that their citizens who stayed in Yosemite National Park tent cabins this summer may have been exposed to a deadly mouse-borne hantavirus, a park service epidemiologist said on Tuesday.
Of the 10,000 people thought to be at risk of contracting hantavirus pulmonary syndrome from their stays in Yosemite between June and August, some 2,500 live outside the United States, Dr. David Wong told Reuters in an interview.
Wong said U.S. Department of Health and Human Services officials notified 39 countries over the weekend, most of them in the European Union, that their residents may have been exposed to the deadly virus.
The lung disease has so far killed two men and sickened four other people, all U.S. citizens, prompting the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to issue a health alert.
Four of those known to be infected at Yosemite this summer slept in the insulated tent cabins. One slept elsewhere in Curry Village, located in a valley beneath the iconic Half Dome rock formation, and the sixth case remains under investigation. More...
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