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BMJ 2012; 345 doi: (Published 05 September 2012) Cite this as: BMJ 2012;345:e5929

UK authorities warn over Yosemite virus: The Health Protection Agency is contacting the 100 or so UK travellers who are known to have visited Yosemite National Park in California recently after two people who contracted a virus in the park died. There have been six confirmed cases of hantavirus pulmonary syndrome among visitors to the park between mid-June and the end of August. Infection with the virus, which is not passed from person to person but is contracted by breathing in urinary …

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