Yosemite expands scope of hantavirus warning
Third death reported
- Duration 1:51
- Date Sep 7, 2012
Third death reported
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Federal agencies are now ramping up an expanding some serious health warnings after three people died from a rare illness carried by rodents and now.
We're learning more than 20000.
People who made trips to one of America's most visited national parks could be at risk.
Chris Gallagher following -- all from Los Angeles -- Trace.
And -- and the reason this warning has been expanded so much is because we always thought this thing is kind of focused on one tent camping Yosemite and now it turns out that some of the victims were actually in other camps in and around Yosemite some that are miles and miles away so the warning now goes from 101000 to 22000.
More than doubling.
So far there are eight victims have come down.
With -- had -- virus three have died the latest victim lived in Virginia he died at the end of July but toxicology reports have just now confirmed that it was in fact.
That had a -- that he died from -- it's a key part of the problem because the virus takes up to six weeks to present with symptoms and that of course yet to diagnose it.
One out of three people who get this actually died because it severely limits breathing and the earlier you catch this.
The better chance you have of surviving -- that get you on oxygen and and kind of improve your chances.
As we know it's caused by deer mice the droppings dry up they get blown in the wind.
And then the victims inhale it 2500.
Of these potential victims live outside the United States and until people start presenting -- more symptoms they can't really get a focus of what other tent camps.
These people may have -- and so do not be surprised authorities say if in days and weeks to come they don't expand this health warning.
Even further to other camps in and around Yosemite yet.
-- -- Gallagher warnings for everyone has been visiting there thank you very and I.