Why Me? Why does SNV strike in an Apparently Rare Way
We don't have mice swinging from our chandeliers. We don't even have chandeliers.
SNV is ubiquitous in the U.S.
Roughly 10% of most common rodents, deer mice or equiv.
Time, Space, and Aerosolization
The Yosemite Park Hantavirus Outbreak
Aerosolization of mouse detritus by double walled tent aspiration
The forces exerted by wind loading on the outside of a double wall tent
No such forces on the inner wall – Result is a bellows-like configuration
That bellows configuration is almost ideal for aerosolizing debris that is
near small leaks in the inner tent layer
Airflow with breathing-like action between tent interior and trapped airspace
Concentration and protection from UV of hantavirus in protected airspace