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CDC Says 10,000 At Risk of Hantavirus In Yosemite Outbreak 50

Posted by samzenpus
from the come-for-the-view-stay-for-the-sickness dept.
An anonymous reader writes "Some 10,000 people who stayed in tent cabins at Yosemite National Park this summer may be at risk for the deadly rodent-borne hantavirus according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control."
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CDC Says 10,000 At Risk of Hantavirus In Yosemite Outbreak

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  • But (Score:1, Funny)

    by vinividivici (919782)
    But I don't use hantavirus on my PC.
  • by Anonymous Coward

    News for hikers, stuff for mice.

  • I use Linux (Score:5, Funny)

    by Anonymous Coward on Sunday September 02, 2012 @02:58PM (#41207365)

    so I don't have to worry about viruses.

  • by Maltheus (248271) on Sunday September 02, 2012 @03:01PM (#41207399)

    Let's panic.

    • by intellitech (1912116) * on Sunday September 02, 2012 @03:46PM (#41207773)

      Source: http://www.cdc.gov/hantavirus/hps/transmission.html [cdc.gov]

      The types of hantavirus that cause HPS in the United States cannot be transmitted from one person to another. For example, you cannot get the virus from touching or kissing a person who has HPS or from a health care worker who has treated someone with the disease. You also cannot get the virus from a blood transfusion in which the blood came from a person who became ill with HPS and survived.

      It seems like this is about as isolated of an incident as it can be. It's not contagious, and that's key.

      • by Anonymous Coward

        I live in a remote part of another country where Hanta is common. This bs story makes me wonder what they are really up to.

        You get hanta doing things in enclosed spaces where mice have been, but has not been aired out or had exposure to sun. For example, wood sheds when the weather turns cold is a common place, as both Humans and Mice are mixing together after the place being closed for months. Perhaps if you are digging under a tree, with your face in the dirt. Just walking in to a cabin, that is been used

    • by sco08y (615665)

      Let's panic.

      Nah, we're good. Just don't be wearing a school-girl outfit next month when the season for tentacle hantavirus begins.

  • Rat terrier security perimeter around the camp.

    Chihuahuas in the Southwest.

  • by Anonymous Coward on Sunday September 02, 2012 @03:19PM (#41207559)

    http://www.cdc.gov/hantavirus/outbreaks/yosemite-national-park-2012.html

    seriously guys, there should be a policy that any story attributed to a US government office should have a link to the official press release in the summary

  • Everyone knows they are just covering up the black oil...

  • Perhaps they can use the slogan: Remember, only you can prevent Hantavirus outbreaks!

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