9th Person at Yosemite Contracts Hantavirus

Three have died so far from the infection
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Sep 13, 2012 5:16 PM CDT
In this photo from Oct. 23, 2011, tents are seen in Curry Village in Yosemite National Park, Calif. Most who have gotten sick stayed there.   (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

(Newser) – The National Park Service says a ninth visitor to Yosemite National Park has been infected with the rodent-borne illness hantavirus. Park officials announced the case today and said the unidentified person has recovered. Eight other visitors to the park have contracted the illness, and three of them died. The majority of the cases involved guests at the insulated "Signature" cabins in the park's historic Curry Village section. It wasn't immediately clear where the ninth person stayed. (Read more hantavirus stories.)

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