Officials at Yosemite National Park are doing their best to try to contain a virus outbreak which originates in rodents, that's killed two people who recently stayed in the park.

FOX's Colleen Cappon has more in today's "Housecall for Health":

Two Americans have died from Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome after staying in tent cabins at Yosemite National Park.  The rodent-borne disease is spread by contact with rodent feces, urine or saliva, or inhaling exposed airborne particles.

Park officials sanitized the cabins and sent emails to 1,700 people who stayed in the cabins this summer, but they stress Yosemite is a wilderness area and it's impossible to eliminate all risk.

Housecall for Health, I'm Colleen Cappon, FOX News Radio.

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