At least two are dead the result of a deadly mouse-borne virus at Yosemite National Park in California and there is fear it has spread across the world.
The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
has issued a health alert after a lung disease caused by the hantavirus pulmonary syndrome killed two American males and sickened four others. Health officials believe that an outbreak spread by mice at Yosemite Park outside of San Francisco is the culprit and that as many as 10,000 people around the world are thought be at risk of developing symptoms, which include headache, fever, muscle aches, shortness of breath and coughing, as well as, in some cases, death.
“I want people to know about this so they take it seriously,” Dr. David Wong tells Reuters. “We’re doing our due diligence to share the information.”
First discovered in 1993, the virus kills around one-third…
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