Fourth world diseases

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    Finding viruses and new medicines in the jungle...
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    Hunting for the deadliest prey in the jungle: viruses
    Thursday 30 August 2012 - We are on the brink of a new pandemic age, warns the Indiana Jones of pathogens. And what he finds in the wilderness could destroy our cities, he tells Mark Piesing.
     
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    Hantavirus in Yosemite Nat'l Park...
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    Yosemite hantavirus cases rise to six
    Aug. 31,`12 (UPI) -- The number of people sickened by a rare hantavirus at Yosemite National Park has risen to six, including two fatalities, health officials say.
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    Yosemite warns tourists after virus kills two
    31 Aug.`12 - US health authorities are warning tourists who visited California's famous Yosemite National Park recently to beware of a rare virus spread in mouse droppings, after two people died.
     
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    Granny catches mice in dem live traps - den drowns `em inna bucket o' water...
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    Up to 10,000 Yosemite visitors at risk of mouse-borne virus
    31 Aug.`12 – Up to 10,000 people who were guests in certain lodging cabins at Yosemite National Park might have been exposed to a deadly mouse-borne virus, park officials confirmed Friday as rangers handled a slew of calls from frightened visitors.
     
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    What do we expect? We allow people to freely run around our country from all over the world.
     
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    Mathew, hanta viruse is a home grown bug. Been around for ages.
     
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    Granny says it one o' dem end time plagues - we all gonna die...
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    Yosemite open despite virus that killed two
    Mon, Sep 3, 2012 - The deadly virus raising fears at California's Yosemite National Park does not spread easily, and, despite two recent deaths, does not warrant closing the park, a spokeswoman said Monday.
     
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    Another death at Yosemirte...
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    3rd hantavirus death linked to Yosemite outbreak
    September 6, 2012 - A West Virginian is the third person to die so far from a rodent-borne illness linked to some tent cabins at Yosemite National Park that has now stricken eight people in all, health officials said Thursday.
     
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    Beware your computer mouse may be infected!
     
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    Anybody been campin' at Yosemite?
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    Yosemite park hantavirus alert to 230,000 campers
    13 September 2012 - Park officials have closed the cabins at Curry Village, linked to most of the cases
     

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