28 Aug '12, 7pm

Mice are killing people in California, attacking subway riders in Britain: The great mouse uprising has begun.

Mice are killing people in California, attacking subway riders in Britain: The great mouse uprising has begun.

Federal epidemiologists learned over the weekend of the fatality. That case and another brings to four the number of people who have contracted Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome, which can be carried by dust particles that come into contact with the urine, saliva or feces of an infected deer mouse. … In each of the four cases, visitors stayed in the Curry Village “Signature Tent Cabins,” canvas-sided lodging insulated against the elements. The four people known so far to have contracted the illness stayed around the same time in June. Yosemite officials are warning those who stayed in the village’s tent cabins from mid-June through the end of August to beware of any symptoms of hantavirus, which can include fever, aches, dizziness and chills. Park officials warn anyone with these flu-like symptoms to seek medical help immediately. There is no specific treatment for the respira...

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