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Lawsuit seeks $3.25 million over Yosemite hantavirus outbreak

FRESNO — A television station is reporting that a Southern California woman is seeking $3.25 million over the hantavirus outbreak at Yosemite National Park last year.

Fresno station KFSN-TV (http://bit.ly/ZhiwBj ) says that in a suit filed by Cathy Carrillo, she alleges that she became sick with the virus while staying in Curry Village last June.

In her suit against DNC Parks and Resorts at Yosemite, Carrillo claims that she now has a million dollars in medical bills and suffers from diminished lung capacity and low energy.

Three park visitors died and several others were sickened during the outbreak.

Investigators later determined that deer mice, the most common carrier of the illness, were nesting inside the insulated walls of the new tents and likely were drawn by food guests brought with them.


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