Yosemite officials extend Hantavirus warning after third death
FRESNO, Calif. (KGO) -- The Hantavirus scare at Yosemite National park is growing.
Officials have now extended their initial warning from Curry Village to tents at the parks High Sierra Camp, a popular hiking area.
The warning comes after an eighth person who visited the park came down with the disease. That person stayed at those high-country camps.
Yosemite has also sent out warnings to an additional 12,000 park visitors who stayed at those tents. They're being told to watch for Hantavirus symptoms that could develop in the next month. So far, three people have died from the disease.
yosemite, california news
- BART'S top cop to have auditor assess reforms
- President Obama renews calls for nuclear reductions
- Alameda County Fair opens with new food, new rides
- Hundreds allowed back home after Calif. wildfire 1 min ago
- Tesla Model S recall for rear seat latch issue
- South SF husband and wife charged with pimping 52 min ago
- 10 people charged after sit-in at AT&T Park 25 min ago
- AMA now recognizes obesity as a disease 29 min ago
- Police enforcing pedestrian safety in San Mateo Co.
- Tropical Storm Barry forms off Mexican coast 37 min ago
- Oakland theater to host "Fruitvale Station" screening 24 min ago
- abcnews: Pope invites Down syndrome teen for a spin 23 min ago
- roundup: Controlled burn; Carjacking arrests 9 min ago
- weather: Bay Area weather forecast for Wednesday