Suit Filed Over Yosemite Hantavirus Outbreak
A multi-million dollar lawsuit has been filed over the hantavirus outbreak inside Yosemite National Park last year, KFSN-TV, Fresno, Calif., reported.
The first court date is set for May 30. The lawsuit alleges Cathy Carrillo of Chino, Calif., contracted the virus while staying in Curry Village last June.
Carrillo claims she has a million dollars’ worth of medical bills and now suffers from diminished lung capacity and low energy.
Carrillo is seeking $3.25 million from DNC Parks and Resorts at Yosemite. The hantavirus outbreak caused a worldwide scare among Yosemite visitors. Three died and several others were sickened by the illness.
230,000 people around the world were warned that they may have been exposed to the virus while visiting Yosemite.
Click here to read a story summarizing the hantavirus outbreak at Yosemite.