HPA Contacts National Park Visitors Concerning Their Health
Health advises are being provided by the Health Protection Agency (HPA) to all those people in Britain, who had visited or stayed at a park before the end of August and after mid-June, a latest report has uncovered.
Nearly 100 people in the UK have been found to have visited the Yosemite National Park during the period. And all of them are being called by the health group for the reason that unknowingly, a fatal virus outbreak had occurred at the time.
Also, two people lost their lives of the same, the report finds. Besides, four people were detected to have contracted the bug last week, but the California Department of Public Health has made sure the number is six.
It is being said by the group that though, no idea prevailed earlier of the presence of the Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome (HPS). It did not want to allow the rodent-carried to spread further and threaten other people's lives. Thus, the 10,000 people residing at the park's Curry Village in the lodging cabins are also being warned.
The team says that the virus initially causes symptoms like flu, but may grow if left untreated leading to acute respiratory or organ failure. "If individuals are concerned they can contact their local Health Protection Unit
(HPU) for further advice", a spokesman suggested.
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