Update: Dozen Hit With Mystery Illness After Yosemite Visit
Update at 7:40 a.m.: While there is still no word on what caused the mysterious stomach illness outbreak that stricken a dozen Yosemite National Park Officials, Federal officials relay cleanup of the affected areas is underway.
Yosemite spokesman Scott Gediman details that the U.S. Public Health Department indicates that it is working with Aramark, the concessionaire that operates Yosemite’s restaurants, snack shops and hotels, to clean up and disinfect food service facilities in the park, including the famous Ahwahnee Hotel.
“The park is reminding all employees and visitors to wash their hands frequently and stay home if they experience any symptoms of a gastrointestinal illness,” advised Gediman in a statement.
Aramark has not yet commented on the incident. Further information on the outbreak can be viewed below.
Original post at 6:25 p.m.: Yosemite, CA – A Dozen visitors to Yosemite National Park fell sick this month from a mystery illness.
Federal health officials are inspecting the park’s food service areas, including the Ahwanhee Hotel. The National Park Service and the U.S. Public Health Service launched an investigation after employees and visitors reported the problems, according to the San Francisco Chronicle.
Most were stricken with stomach issues. Federal officials reveal that currently, they have not identified the illness or the origin of the outbreak. Park officials gave this update on the condition of those who got sick, advising that they are getting better or already recovered.