There has been discovered an outbreak of Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome in and around America's Yosemite National Park this summer. In total, six victims have been discovered till now. But according to the California Department of Public Health, this number could increase with a fast pace. All those living in lodging cabins in the park's Curry Village are suspected for being exposed to this highly lethal disease.
The Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome (HPS) is a rare respiratory disease and it is generally carried by rodents that are also known as first and foremost deer mice.
It has been confirmed by the UK’s Health Protection Agency (HPA) that they are taking all necessary steps to intimate and warn British tourists who visited the park or are staying in close vicinity, about the risks of this disease. Steps are being taken to provide them with effective and helpful health advice.
The 91 ‘signature tent cabins’ in Curry Village, have been shut down now. Necessary action has been also taken to disinfect the area by park officials.
As said by a spokesman for the U. S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, “An estimated 10,000 persons stayed in the "Signature Tent Cabins" from June 10 through August 24, 2012. People who stayed in the tents [between these dates] may be at risk of developing HPS in the next six weeks”.
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