/ yosemite park safe?

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goldmember - on 01 Sep 2012
Im heading over Yosemite in the next few weeks. I staying at a b&b and hotel, Im curious about this virus will I be affect should i cancel my trip?

worried :(
In reply to goldmember:

With traffic accidents on the way to the airport, hijackings on the plane, gun crime in the USA AND a virus you would be safer stopping in bed!

Chris
uncontrollable - on 01 Sep 2012
In reply to goldmember:


http://www.nps.gov/yose/planyourvisit/hantafaq.htm

the park authorities still want you to come :-)

based on a german news article the problem is limited to the tents in curry village as the mice live inbetween the walls of the tents.
http://www.spiegel.de/gesundheit/diagnose/hantavirus-in-usa-infiziert-nach-urlaub-in-yosemite-zeltla...

you can guard against infection by avoiding contact with rodents and their secretions (more here: sorry again german, but maybe google translate can help)
http://www.fli.bund.de/fileadmin/dam_uploads/broschueren/FLI_RKI_Hantavirus_Information_2008.pdf
Enty - on 01 Sep 2012
pneame on 01 Sep 2012
In reply to goldmember:
One can only quote the consensus feeling on the somewhat big ditch-centric SuperTopo


Yer





gonna










dieeeeeeeeeeeee!

Or something like that
John_Hat - on 01 Sep 2012
In reply to Chris Craggs:
> (In reply to goldmember)
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> With traffic accidents on the way to the airport, hijackings on the plane, gun crime in the USA AND a virus you would be safer stopping in bed!
>
> Chris

You forget to mention bears...
pneame on 01 Sep 2012
In reply to John_Hat:
and ice falling off the headwalls, MASSIVE rockfall, tossed haulbags......

and lets not forget the (armed) park rangers
mrbird - on 01 Sep 2012
In reply to goldmember: Youd be safer in DEATH VALLEY park just east abit from Yosemite....
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Russ Walling - on 02 Sep 2012
In reply to goldmember:
They are handing out small spray bottles containing a mild bleach solution at all the park entrances. The recommendation is to ightly spritz your bedclothes and particle mask before going to bed. You'll be fine, but...... yer still...... gonna die!!!

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