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Hantavirus is a rare but often deadly viral infection, caused by exposure to rodent (primarily mice) saliva, urine and droppings.
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Late-night legend David Letterman has been joking about the size of New York City rats for years; however, a new study from Columbia University researchers has found that the disease threat posed by these hulking rodents is no laughing matter.
Viruses mutate fast, which means they can quickly become resistant to anti-viral drugs.
A new report from the National Park Service has declared that the highly-contagious norovirus has shown up in two of America’s premier national parks: Yellowstone and Grand Teton.
Chino Hills mother who contracted hantavirus in Yosemite Valley seeks compensation for her injuries from the Delaware North Company, the management firm responsible for maintaining the park's
As many as 2,500 Yosemite National Park employees will be interviewed and have their blood drawn as health experts continue to search for clues as to what caused this summer’s deadly hantavirus outbreak.
An expert from Penn State is warning people who go to clean out hunting camps and cabins this fall of the possible dangers of hantavirus.
Yosemite National Park officials expanded its public health warning of a hantavirus risk to include more than 230,000 people who visited the California nature reserve since June.
Hantavirus is part of the Bunyaviridae family. This family is divided into 5 genera: Orthobunyavirus, Nairovirus, Phlebovirus, Tospovirus, and Hantavirus. Hantaviruses have genomes comprising three negative-sense, single-stranded RNA segments. Viruses in the genus Hantavirus are transmitted by aerosolized rodent excretia or rodent bites. The name is derived from the Hantan River where it was first isolated by Dr. Ho-Wang Lee. The disease associated with Hantaan virus is hemorrhagic fever...
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