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Outbreak of rare virus at Yosemite National Park 'unprecedented'
 

Yosemite National Park officials are warning that up to 1,700 visitors may have been exposed to a potentially fatal rodent-borne illness while staying at the renowned California park. Two tourists who were staying at the popular camping area Curry Village have died from the rare respiratory disease, called hantavirus pulmonary syndrome. Park officials, who are calling the outbreak "unprecedented," are encouraging visitors who stayed in Curry Village to be aware of flu-like symptoms. The virus, carried by infected mice, kills more than one-third of those infected.

 

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