The latest information about the Hanta Virus in Yosemite

It’s been a full year since the deadly hanta virus claimed 3 lives at Yosemite.  A 6 m0re c0ntracted it. The park has done due diligence in ridding the area of the disease causing mice. The insulated tent cabins were bull dozed and destroyed. new “regular” canvas tent cabins were built to replace them. The old cabins had door threshold boards installed to seal out the furry critters. Everyone who enters the park is given a brochure on the anti-hanta program. Signs are all over Curry Village.

The good news is that there have no new cases. Traps have been set in Curry and only 1 mouse has been caught all summer. Good job!  Try hot to do anting that would encourage the mice to enter. Like NO eating. And that’s not just “cooking.” Even your trail mix and granola bars can crumble onto the floor. Crumbs tend to fall and mice love those little morsels. I still think we should rent some tabby cats to patrol, except the bears might find them tasty. So a hats off to DNC and YNP.

On the down side, Cathy Carrillo of Chino Hills is seeking $3.5M in damages from Delaware North Company –  (See more ) There’s been no media update on  the suit. Often cases like this are settled out of court and we never hear. But there are possibly 8 more in the works.

 

Unrelated thought worth quoting: “White-collar conservatives flashing down the street, pointing their plastic finger at me.  They’re hoping soon my kind will drop and die,  but I’m gonna wave my freak flag high.” – Jimi Hendrix

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2 Responses to The latest information about the Hanta Virus in Yosemite

  1. Maureen L says:

    TBRF warnings at White Wolf in August.

    tick borne relapsing fever; another nasty you can bring home from the Sierra.

  2. Maureen L says:

    notice that the date on the California Dept of Health brochure in your tent cabin is . . . 2010!

    DNC was late to the party; there were cases of HPS in Yosemite in summers before 2012.

    I don’t think all visitors get the brochure, I think just those staying; I don’t’ know how the campgrounds distribute this.

    I seem to remember bathroom posters, too.

    And watch out for the critters carrying bubonic plague.

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