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Yosemite's deadly (?) virus

kuu
1/09/2012
6:00:23 PM
Seems there may be some health issues in The Valley ...

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2012-09-01/yosemite-tourists-could-face-deadly-virus/4237950

Sabu
1/09/2012
7:30:30 PM
Yea I saw an article about that. Sounds like a nasty virus.

Ben_E
1/09/2012
8:04:36 PM
Not a nice virus for those unfortunate enough to get it, but as I understand it you've got to come into contact with mouse poop to be at risk.

The "10,000 could have been exposed" is the media making a mountain out of a relative mole hill (again) - I suspect the number of infected individuals is/will be fairly small.

I still hope to be there in a few weeks...

shortman
1/09/2012
9:03:53 PM
This could happen anywhere with mice and humans in close contact.

This is why God gave us cats.

Sounds like the design of the huts was the culprit, although a hard one to predict. Simple in it's application, simple in its demise.

nmonteith
1/09/2012
9:19:43 PM
There are feral mice 700m+ up most popular Yosemite walls! I remember them ransacking our food in haul bags on several occasions and saw them scampering up and down crack systems.

shortman
1/09/2012
9:36:59 PM
On 1/09/2012 nmonteith wrote:
>There are feral mice 700m+ up most popular Yosemite walls! I remember them
>ransacking our food in haul bags on several occasions and saw them scampering
>up and down crack systems.

Yeah. Another similarity with Werribee.

;)

Miguel75
2/09/2012
12:39:34 AM
On 1/09/2012 shortman wrote:
>On 1/09/2012 nmonteith wrote:
>>There are feral mice 700m+ up most popular Yosemite walls! I remember
>them
>>ransacking our food in haul bags on several occasions and saw them scampering
>>up and down crack systems.
>
>Yeah. Another similarity with Werribee.
>
>;)

A funny, Sabbath morning, WG story; a few weeks back I was climbing my beloved WG and met a few Euro climbers out for the day. They were quite impressed with the location and beauty of the area though commented on the lack of wildlife... In an extremely positive, self assured and Croc Dundee manner I pointed out the few rats running around at the top of the stairs, beneath Vulcan, and proclaimed, "See those animals? They're not rats, they're a type of native Aussie Quokka!" One of the Euros replied skeptically, "They look just like European rats!!" to which I replied, "Nah mate, as I said, these aren't your common rat, they're special, real special...!" Suitably impressed they wandered back to their climbing while I felt bad for telling a fib:(
Olbert
2/09/2012
12:50:45 AM
Sweet less tourists for when we get there tomorrow!

Ben_E
2/09/2012
1:52:14 PM
On 1/09/2012 nmonteith wrote:
>There are feral mice 700m+ up most popular Yosemite walls! I remember them
>ransacking our food in haul bags on several occasions and saw them scampering
>up and down crack systems.

One (well, at least one) got into our haul bag when we'd left it overnight on sickle ledge, chewed through the dry bag I had my food in and into the sachets of Gu.

The net result was Gu everywhere, which, as it turns out, dries into Gu-Glue (who knew?). By the end of the wall I was using my nut key to pry my tins of ravioli apart - not pleasant.

The frogs up there in the crack systems are super-cute, though.

shortman
2/09/2012
6:20:37 PM
This just made the channel 7 news.

Duang Daunk
2/09/2012
7:09:02 PM
On 2/09/2012 shortman wrote:
>This just made the channel 7 news.

Didnt see it. In what way? If yolur talking dead virus then you dont need to elaborate as ill believe you, but if your talking wildlife at altitude then I am interested.

Duang Daunk
5/09/2012
4:14:49 PM
On 1/09/2012 Sabu wrote:
>Yea I saw an article about that. Sounds like a nasty virus.

Yea sounds like it could be an edweirdo one if the sympts include blacking out.

ajfclark
10/09/2012
11:13:20 AM
More coverage:

http://www.ibtimes.com/articles/382244/20120909/yosemite-hantavirus-outbreak-death-virus-national-park.htm

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