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Second Hantavirus Death Stems from Yosemite National Park Visit

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Health officials say hantavirus has now killed two who have visited the park since June.

| August 28, 2012

A deer mouse, primary carrier of hantavirus in the U.S. Image credit: David Cappaert, Michigan State University.

 

YOSEMITE, Calif. - A second man has died of hantavirus following a visit to Yosemite National Park, the Associated Press reports.

Health officials announced the man's death is one of four hantavirus cases currently under investigation. Another man died of hantavirus pulmonary syndrome earlier this month. Park officials are warning visitors who stayed in tent cabins at Curry Village from mid-June through the end of August to beware of hantavirus symptoms, including fever, aches, dizziness, and chills, according to the AP.

The first man stayed in Curry Village in June, officials have said, though it is not clear if the second man lodged in the same location. 

Hantavirus is primarily carried in the United States by the deer mouse, though the disease is considered rare, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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(Via Fox News)

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