Hantavirus infections among overnight visitors to Yosemite National Park, California, USA, 2012

Jonathan J. Núñez, Curtis L. Fritz, Barbara Knust, Danielle Buttke, Barryett Enge, Mark G. Novak, Vicki Kramer, Lynda Osadebe, Sharon Messenger, César G. Albariño, Ute Ströher, Michael Niemela, Brian R. Amman, David Wong, Craig R. Manning, Stuart T. Nichol, Pierre E. Rollin, Dongxiang Xia, James P. Watt, Duc J. Vugia

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Abstract

In summer 2012, an outbreak of hantavirus infections occurred among overnight visitors to Yosemite National Park in California, USA. An investigation encompassing clinical, epidemiologic, laboratory, and environmental factors identified 10 cases among residents of 3 states. Eight case-patients experienced hantavirus pulmonary syndrome, of whom 5 required intensive care with ventilatory support and 3 died. Staying overnight in a signature tent cabin (9 case-patients) was significantly associated with becoming infected with hantavirus (p

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)386-393
Number of pages8
JournalEmerging Infectious Diseases
Volume20
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 2014
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Epidemiology
  • Medicine(all)

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    Núñez, J. J., Fritz, C. L., Knust, B., Buttke, D., Enge, B., Novak, M. G., Kramer, V., Osadebe, L., Messenger, S., Albariño, C. G., Ströher, U., Niemela, M., Amman, B. R., Wong, D., Manning, C. R., Nichol, S. T., Rollin, P. E., Xia, D., Watt, J. P., & Vugia, D. J. (2014). Hantavirus infections among overnight visitors to Yosemite National Park, California, USA, 2012. Emerging Infectious Diseases, 20(3), 386-393. https://doi.org/10.3201/eid2003.131581