Coronavirus infects bear cam rangers in remote Alaska

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Coronavirus infects bear cam rangers in remote Alaska

The coronavirus has reached an isolated part of an already remote national park in Alaska.

On Sunday evening, Katmai National Park and Preserve — home to the livestreamed bear cams  — announced “multiple cases” of COVID-19 at Brooks Camp, the place where visitors come each summer and fall to see the park’s famous brown bears and migrating salmon. The infections, which forced a temporary shutdown of the camp (but not the live cams), underscore how easy it is for this new coronavirus to spread between people anywhere, largely through airborne transmission.

“The primary transmission of COVID-19 is from person-to-person through respiratory droplets,” says the CDC, who notes transmission can happen from “those with mild symptoms or those who do not feel ill.” Read more…

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