Health officials were set to draw blood from hundreds of Yosemite National Park employees as part of a research project that aims to help scientists better understand a potentially deadly virus carried by deer mice.
Yosemite National Park will offer testing to all employees at the site to determine if they have ever been infected with a deadly mouse-borne virus, officials said Thursday.
California public health officials have tested 100 workers at Yosemite National Park to determine whether they were exposed to the deadly mouse-borne hantavirus.
The National Park Service has said a ninth visitor to Yosemite National Park has been infected with the rodent-borne illness hantavirus.
Health officials have said a West Virginia resident has died from the outbreak of a rodent-borne illness linked to Yosemite National Park.
Up to 10,000 people who were guests in certain lodging cabins at Yosemite National Park might have been exposed to a deadly mouse-borne virus, park officials confirmed Friday.
Two more Yosemite National Park visitors have been found with a mouse-borne virus blamed for the deaths of two people, bringing the total number of infections to six.
Yosemite officials told 1,700 past visitors on Tuesday they may have been exposed to a rodent-borne disease already blamed for the deaths of two people who stayed at the park.
Yosemite National Park officials said a second person has died of a rare, rodent-borne disease after visiting the park earlier this summer.
A man who died after a trip to Yosemite National Park, where it is believed he contracted a rare disease spread by rodents, was an Alameda County resident and died there after returning from his trip, an Alameda County Health Department spokeswoman said Friday.