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September 24, 2012 | 8:35 am

A.M. Splash: Hantavirus Outbreak Stumps Specialists; Robotic Future Planned for Bay Area; Fetishes Flourish at Folsom Fair

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Hantavirus outbreak puzzles experts (SF Chronicle) The deadly outbreak of hantavirus in Yosemite National Park has sent disease experts and rodent researchers scrambling for answers as people across the country second-guess their plans to visit California’s most famous landscape. The California Department of Public Health and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are […]

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August 31, 2012 | 8:14 am

A.M. Splash: 3 More Hantavirus Cases at Yosemite; Legislature Passes Sexual Orientation Bill; Dolphins Found in Colma Creek

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Outbreak forces closure of Yosemite cabins (SF Chronicle) Three more cases of hantavirus linked to Yosemite National Park were confirmed Thursday, bringing to six the number of people who have contracted the disease, including two who died, state health department officials said. The outbreak prompted Yosemite officials to close 91 Curry Village tent cabins, which […]

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Calif. Scientists’ Calls to Warn Yosemite Visitors of Virus Went Unheeded

August 30, 2012 | 9:53 am

Calif. Scientists’ Calls to Warn Yosemite Visitors of Virus Went Unheeded

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By Christina Jewett, California Watch California public health scientists have twice recommended in the past five years that Yosemite National Park authorities educate visitors about hantavirus, a rare disease that is linked to the deaths of two park visitors, one illness and a possible fourth this summer. Yet park officials did not warn visitors until after the […]

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August 28, 2012 | 8:29 am

A.M. Splash: Solyndra Backers May Get Tax Benefits; Hanta Virus Kills 2nd Yosemite Visitor; Petaluma Little Leaguers Get Heroes’ Welcome

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Solyndra’s private backers stand to reap tax gains, bankruptcy filing says (Oakland Tribune) Two investment firms could walk away from the bankruptcy of Fremont solar panel maker Solyndra with hundreds of millions of dollars in future tax breaks, the U.S. government said in court papers seeking more information on the arrangement. Units of Argonaut Ventures […]

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