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CDC Says 10,000 At Risk of Hantavirus In Yosemite Outbreak

samzenpus posted more than 2 years ago | from the come-for-the-view-stay-for-the-sickness dept.

Medicine 50

An anonymous reader writes "Some 10,000 people who stayed in tent cabins at Yosemite National Park this summer may be at risk for the deadly rodent-borne hantavirus according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control."

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But (1, Funny)

vinividivici (919782) | more than 2 years ago | (#41207267)

But I don't use hantavirus on my PC.

Five Foods KILL fat (-1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#41207279)

Five Foods KILL fat

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Re:Five Foods KILL fat (3, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#41207387)

Seven other ways to lose weight: Dysentery Meth Late stage alcoholism Cancer Starvation Being a fashion model Six other ways to lose weight....

Re:Five Foods KILL fat (2)

Shavano (2541114) | more than 2 years ago | (#41207425)

  • Seven other ways to lose weight:
  • Dysentery
  • Meth
  • Late stage alcoholism
  • Cancer
  • Starvation
  • Being a fashion model

Pretty sure fashion models use one or more of the previous five. This gives them poisoning as a sixth option.

Re:Five Foods KILL fat (2, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#41208605)

Oh damn, I though the "Dysentery Meth" was one entry and called my dealer to request some. He sure will be pissed about the wild goose chase I just sent him on!

Re:Five Foods KILL fat (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#41209923)

Depends, if he uses, he might be thankful for you giving him something to do other than twitch while waiting for customers :)

Really? (1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#41207295)

News for hikers, stuff for mice.

Re:Really? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#41207483)

That's what I was just thinking. Since when do Slashdotters do ANYTHING outdoors? This isn't relevant to the /. community. :P

Re:Really? (4, Funny)

pla (258480) | more than 2 years ago | (#41207555)

Since when do Slashdotters do ANYTHING outdoors? This isn't relevant to the /. community.

Since Hanta can remain asymptomatic for six weeks or so, someone who got it in Yosemite could spread it to the mice at the Cheetos factory and not even know it!

Re:Really? (1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#41207611)

If the cheetos factory shuts down, Linux 4.0 will be delayed for years.

Re:Really? (1)

slashmydots (2189826) | more than 2 years ago | (#41210687)

Hey, my dream "camping" trip is to set up an all solar powered rig from scratch with all the wiring and stuff and run a middle of the forest LAN party. Now THAT is camping! I mean come on, how cool is that? But now the hantavirus...oh well. Oh wait, we can add a panel and do ultrasonic anti-rodent speaker thingies lol.
But seriously, ever since I was little, I've found creative ways to rig up custom electronics and circuits to get power where it shouldn't go while I'm camping. Some people catch and make food, I rig up and run inverters and batteries. It's like survival camping except WAY more realistic in the context of a global apocalypse. You know, like the show The Colony.

Re:Really? (1)

JockTroll (996521) | more than 2 years ago | (#41207569)

Rodents live in basements too. Remember that, while you're grinding your life on the umpteenth idiotic MMORPG about to be closed down in a year's time, sweating in your soiled underwear, neckbeard littered with potato chips' crumbs: a small furry rodent may have infiltrated your dismal, filthy dwelling and is - even now - heading your way, tiny sharp teeth at the ready, a load of hanTaVIRUS ready to be delivered in your piss-colored bloodstream. Squick squick squick.

Re:Really? (1)

BradleyUffner (103496) | more than 2 years ago | (#41207627)

That's what I was just thinking. Since when do Slashdotters do ANYTHING outdoors? This isn't relevant to the /. community. :P

I've been shocked at the number of kayakers I've met who were also computer programmers.

Re:Really? (1)

houstonbofh (602064) | more than 2 years ago | (#41209353)

That's what I was just thinking. Since when do Slashdotters do ANYTHING outdoors? This isn't relevant to the /. community. :P

I've been shocked at the number of kayakers I've met who were also computer programmers.

I was kinda stunned too when I met both of them!

Re:Really? (1)

dolmen.fr (583400) | more than 2 years ago | (#41212659)

And we've not yet met!

Re:Really? (4, Funny)

TubeSteak (669689) | more than 2 years ago | (#41208697)

Since when do Slashdotters do ANYTHING outdoors?

Potato guns are nerdy.
Potato guns are cool.
Potato guns are NOT to be discharged in your basement.

That is the story of how I was forced out into the sunlight.

Re:Really? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#41210325)

But discharging a potato gun in the basement is how the mall mcdonald's was invented! :)

Re:Really? (1)

RockDoctor (15477) | more than 2 years ago | (#41217565)

Your image of the "Slashdot community" may be of barely-pubescent Morlocks living a troglodyte existence in the cellar of their parent, playing $MMORPG_of_the_week$ while eating cold pizza and drinking luke-warm flat cola. But that doesn't cover the whole range of "nerd". I do plenty of outdoor stuff ; I sometimes even get sunburned and frost nipped on the same day and consider it to have been a good day.

Zombies (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#41209525)

Disease outbreaks catch the attention of biology nerds and zombie geeks. Outdooring issues might catch interest of survivalist types that are sometimes around insisting the sky is falling, or at least inspire more political banter about vaccine and other health issues.

I use Linux (5, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#41207365)

so I don't have to worry about viruses.

Re:I use Linux (1)

Shavano (2541114) | more than 2 years ago | (#41207433)

+1 Sick

Re:I use Linux (4, Funny)

Idbar (1034346) | more than 2 years ago | (#41207517)

Excuse my ignorance, I thought we all humans ran the same OS. How did you unlocked your bootloader? Do you have any link to the binaries?

Also, where to I do I find an early ROM, I recently got a baldness bloatware update and haven't been able to remove it.

Re:I use Linux (3, Funny)

Idbar (1034346) | more than 2 years ago | (#41207557)

In addition to it, my sensor software seems to be very poorly written. It pushes the core speed from 60bpm to up to 140bpm, draining all the energy of the system!

Re:I use Linux (3, Funny)

c0lo (1497653) | more than 2 years ago | (#41207633)

How did you unlocked your bootloader?

Cyanohydrogen mod. Use with extreme caution, in most of the cases causes brickage. And no, I have no link to it.

Also, where to I do I find an early ROM, I recently got a baldness bloatware update and haven't been able to remove it.

Upgrade to GirlFriend 2.0 - once you've done it, the brand new troubles will make you see your current problem in its true light - i.e. insignificant.

Re:I use Linux (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#41213995)

Heh... Might I suggest a careful shopping around for GirlFriend 2.0 or 3.0... YMMV, but GirlFriend 3.0 seems to be working pretty damned well for me.

Wife 1.0 (Spent everything in creation and took to screwing anything with 2, 3, 4, and 5 legs (Yes...she even took pics and if you think I'm just horsing around, you're barking up the wrong tree))

Wife 2.0 (Spent everything in creation and took to screwing anything with 2 or 3 legs (So, the next version WAS slightly better...))

GirlFriend 3.0 seems to not be doing these things. I'm not installing the Wife 3.0 upgrade to that particular software- not repeating that mistake.

Re:I use Linux (1)

antdude (79039) | more than 2 years ago | (#41210793)

Ask God. :P

Re:I use Linux (1)

rts008 (812749) | more than 2 years ago | (#41211413)

I'd start my research here. [strangehorizons.com] :-)

Polish up your BASH-fu, it may come in handy...

Re:I use Linux (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#41213281)

Be careful playing with your mouse, you could get Hanta...

Re:I use Linux (1)

K. S. Kyosuke (729550) | more than 2 years ago | (#41212705)

so I don't have to worry about viruses.

I think the "I use Vim, I don't touch mice" factor could be much more important here.

My advice... (2)

Maltheus (248271) | more than 2 years ago | (#41207399)

Let's panic.

Let's not? I think it'll be okay. (5, Informative)

intellitech (1912116) | more than 2 years ago | (#41207773)

Source: http://www.cdc.gov/hantavirus/hps/transmission.html [cdc.gov]

The types of hantavirus that cause HPS in the United States cannot be transmitted from one person to another. For example, you cannot get the virus from touching or kissing a person who has HPS or from a health care worker who has treated someone with the disease. You also cannot get the virus from a blood transfusion in which the blood came from a person who became ill with HPS and survived.

It seems like this is about as isolated of an incident as it can be. It's not contagious, and that's key.

Re:Let's not? I think it'll be okay. (1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#41212321)

I live in a remote part of another country where Hanta is common. This bs story makes me wonder what they are really up to.

You get hanta doing things in enclosed spaces where mice have been, but has not been aired out or had exposure to sun. For example, wood sheds when the weather turns cold is a common place, as both Humans and Mice are mixing together after the place being closed for months. Perhaps if you are digging under a tree, with your face in the dirt. Just walking in to a cabin, that is been used regularly, is not likly give you sufficient change at having been exposed.

It is not something you get just having been near a place, and it is not human to human transmitiable.

The number of people that died on the road, on their way to visit a park in the U.S. is way higher.

Re:My advice... (1)

sco08y (615665) | more than 2 years ago | (#41208851)

Let's panic.

Nah, we're good. Just don't be wearing a school-girl outfit next month when the season for tentacle hantavirus begins.

Re:My advice... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#41210095)

You're fine if you just remember to burn your teepee and clothes if you see a rodent as you wake up.

cDc (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#41207431)

I thought it was the Cult of the Dead Cow and some new computer virus.

Technology to reduce risk: (1)

Shavano (2541114) | more than 2 years ago | (#41207451)

Rat terrier security perimeter around the camp.

Chihuahuas in the Southwest.

Oblig. (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#41207537)

I for one welcome our bewhiskered furry overlords... (and no, I don't mean RMS)

Re:Oblig. (1)

c0lo (1497653) | more than 2 years ago | (#41207645)

I for one welcome our bewhiskered furry overlords...

You mean... them [wikipedia.org]

link to actual CDC announcement (5, Informative)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#41207559)

http://www.cdc.gov/hantavirus/outbreaks/yosemite-national-park-2012.html

seriously guys, there should be a policy that any story attributed to a US government office should have a link to the official press release in the summary

Re:link to actual CDC announcement (2)

turkeyfeathers (843622) | more than 2 years ago | (#41208479)

But them the blogger doesn't get paid. Don't you know how Slashdot works?

Re:link to actual CDC announcement (1)

CBravo (35450) | more than 2 years ago | (#41210929)

Yes I do. First, nobody reads the FS (the blogger doesn't get paid anyway). Second, one can have a valid discussion about the type of link.

Re:link to actual CDC announcement (1)

dolmen.fr (583400) | more than 2 years ago | (#41212809)

Third, one can have comments for adding clickable links

bit34 (-1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#41208341)

consider worthwhile inventin6 excuses AMERICA) might be themselves to be a OS I do, because OpenBSD guys. They Dabblers. In truth, against vigorous

Extraterrestrials? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#41208411)

All I know about the hantavirus is that The Syndicate used it as a cover for the discovery of extraterrestrials in X-Files: Fight the Future!

Tent Cabins Explained (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#41208667)

Re:Tent Cabins Explained (1)

Shavano (2541114) | more than 2 years ago | (#41208977)

And mice got into those? Who would have imagined?

Re:Tent Cabins Explained (1)

sco08y (615665) | more than 2 years ago | (#41209875)

Mice and critters are only an issue if you eat your food inside the tent and leave crumbs everywhere. But there are always a few people who are messy.

Cover story... (1)

jimmydigital (267697) | more than 2 years ago | (#41210309)

Everyone knows they are just covering up the black oil...

Remember (1)

theArtificial (613980) | more than 2 years ago | (#41210719)

Perhaps they can use the slogan: Remember, only you can prevent Hantavirus outbreaks!
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