YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, Calif. (AP) — A park spokesman says California public health officials want to survey workers at Yosemite National Park to check whether they were been exposed to a deadly mouse-borne virus.
Yosemite National Park spokesman John Quinley says the California Department of Public Health is proposing to take a voluntary survey of workers. He says the results would be used to contribute to the park's understanding of the rare virus and the recent disease cluster.
Quinley adds that state and federal public health officials are still designing and reviewing the proposed survey and will notify employees if it goes forward.
Nine people who spent time at the park this summer have been infected with the rodent-borne virus, the majority after staying at the Signature cabins in Curry Village. Three of them have died.