CA Scientists' Calls To Warn Yosemite Visitors of Virus Went Unheeded
"California public health scientists have twice recommended in the past five years that Yosemite National Park authorities educate visitors about hantavirus, a rare disease that is linked to the deaths of two park visitors, one illness and a possible fourth this summer. Yet park officials did not warn visitors until after the disease showed up in recent weeks."
"In a 2010 risk assessment document, state inspectors explicitly asked Yosemite officials to educate those staying in the tent cabins linked to the hantavirus cases about the fatal disease. The risk assessment was performed after a 54-year-old park visitor fell ill with hantavirus in 2010 after staying in the type of tent cabin."
SEE ALSO:Source: California Watch, 08/31/2012