Women Seeks Millions From California After Virus Outbreak
Cathy Carrillo is suing DNC Parks and Resorts for $3.25 million after becoming sick with the hantavirus at Yosemite State Park last June. Ms. Carrillo was staying in Curry Village while she contracted the virus and now she says she has a million dollars in medical bills and suffers from diminished lung capacity and low energy. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention said infection with hantavirus can progress to Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome (HPS), which can be fatal. People become infected through contact with hantavirus-infected rodents or their urine and droppings. Three park visitors died and several others were sickened during the outbreak. Investigators determined that deer mice, the most common carrier of the illness, were nesting inside the insulated walls of the new tents and likely were drawn by food guests brought with them.
Yosemite officials did not immediately return messages left late Monday night seeking comment about the suit. What do you think?