Disease

Two Have Died From Rodent Borne Disease in Yosemite

Visitors warned to check for flu-like symptoms

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YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, California –  A second person has died of a rare, rodent-borne disease after visiting Yosemite National Park earlier this summer and park officials are warning past visitors to be aware of some flu-like aches and symptoms as fears of a possible outbreak mount.

Health officials learned this weekend of the second hantavirus death, which killed a person who visited the park in June, spokesman Scott Gediman said in a statement.

There is one other confirmed case of the illness, and a fourth is being investigated.