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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.
Doctors and health officials working to find why a hantavirus outbreak at Yosemite National Park this summer has been so severe, have struggled to come up with a “good explanation,” according to an epidemiologist with the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
A week after Yosemite National Park officials reported two cases of deaths caused from contact with feces and urine from Hantavirus-infected rodents, US health officials jumped onboard to alert the international community.
Less than a week after Yosemite National Park officials reported the death of a second person who had contracted Hantavirus while staying at the park’s popular Curry Village, two more visitors have been diagnosed with the deadly rodent-borne virus.
Hantavirus, a deadly virus that can be contracted from rodents--through their bites, saliva, urine or contact with feces--has claimed its second victim at Yosemite National Park...
A little information can go a long way when it comes to understanding rodent-borne infectious disease, as shown by a new study led by scientist John Orrock of the University of Wisconsin-Madison and colleagues.
The risk of deadly hantavirus outbreaks in people can be predicted months ahead of time by using satellite images to monitor surges in vegetation that boost mouse populations, a University of Utah study says.
Spermatozoa from the same individual cluster together, improving motility in the race to the egg.
Commonly known as the Deer Mouse, Peromyscus maniculatus is native to North America. It is prevalent in all areas except the far north and southeast United States. They can also be found in parts of South America. Peromyscus is the name used for most deer mice. There are sixty-six subspecies of Peromyscus maniculatus, and they are known for being closely related to the White-footed mouse (Peromyscus leucopus). It is possible to distinguish between the two by looking at the multi colored...
The White-footed Mouse, (Peromyscus leucopus), is a species of rodent native to North America. Its range extends from Ontario, Quebec, Labrador and the Maritime Provinces (excluding Newfoundland) south to the southwestern United States and Mexico. In Texas this creature is known as the Woodmouse. The adult of this species measures 3.5 to 3.9 inches in length, not counting the tail, which can measure an additional 2.5 to 3.8 inches. It weighs typically about an ounce. It has a maximum life...
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