Here’s the thing about a link — it can tenuous and ended up breaking. Which is a good thing for a Texas woman whose illness was linked to a rodent-borne disease currently causing a health headache for Yosemite National park after she worked on cleaning up a home for the TV show Hoarders: Buried Alive. In her case, it turns out she’s tested negative for hantavirus. Whew.
First of all, whoever is volunteering to help clean out homes on TLC’s Hoarders: Buried Alive, you are a better person than most of us, because sorting through piles of stuff/garbage/cats/whathaveyou can’t always be a fun time. Especially for at least one person who has reportedly contracted hantavirus — the same disease that has killed three people who visited Yosemite National Park — after filming a recent episode of the reality TV show in Texas.
Any of the 1,700 people who visited Yosemite National Park and stayed in some of its quaintest rustic tent cabins in June, July or August should take note — park officials are warning visitors from this summer that they maybe could’ve caught a rare rodent-borne disease called hantavirus. So far two visitors have died from the disease and two others have fallen ill.