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4 More Hantavirus Cases Reported

| August 31, 2012

The California Department of Public Health is reporting four additional cases of Hantavirus in visitors who stayed at the tent cabins in the Boystown area of Curry Village.

NPS: To date, HPS has been confirmed in six persons who visited the park between early June and mid July 2012. Five are California residents and one is a resident of Pennsylvania. The PA patient and one CA patient have died, three have recovered and one is currently hospitalized but improving. Four, including both fatalities, lodged in the “signature cabins” of the Boystown area of Curry Village, one lodged in an unspecified area of Curry Village, and one is still under investigation.

The six individuals infected are residents from the Sacramento region, San Francisco Bay area, Southern California and one from Pennsylvania.

The Boystown section of Curry Village has been closed indefinitely.


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