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Hantavirus lawsuit filed after outbreak inside Yosemite National Park

Monday, April 29, 2013
In this undated photo provided by DNC Parks and Resorts at Yosemite, Inc., is the interior of a signature tent cabin at Yosemite National Park in California.

In this undated photo provided by DNC Parks and Resorts at Yosemite, Inc., is the interior of a signature tent cabin at Yosemite National Park in California. Yosemite officials are expanding their efforts notify visitors to a complex of tent cabins who may have been exposed to a rare but potentially deadly rodent-carried virus. Officials said Wednesday they have notified 2,900 visitors who stayed in the Curry Village "Signature Cabins" since mid-May, up from 1,700 initially notified. (AP Photo/DNC Parks and Resorts at Yosemite, Inc.)

A multi-million dollar lawsuit has been filed over the Hantavirus outbreak inside Yosemite National Park last year, according to court documents.

The first court date is set for July 23 in U.S. District Court in Fresno. The lawsuit alleges Cathy Carrillo of Chino contracted the virus while staying in Curry Village last June.

Carrillo claims she has a million dollars' worth of medical bills and now suffers from diminished lung capacity and low energy, according to the Maripoza Gazette.

Carrillo is seeking $3.25 million from DNC Parks and Resorts at Yosemite. The Hantavirus outbreak caused a worldwide scare among Yosemite visitors. Three died and several others were sickened by the illness.

230,000 people around the world were warned that they may have been exposed to the virus while visiting Yosemite.

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