"Tsunami Lung” hits survivors
By Margie Mason, AP Medical Writer
Boston Globe, June 26, 2005
Many who survived the killer tsunami waves recall first being smashed by the sheer force, then sucking in mouthfuls of saltwater, mud and sand as they gasped for air and struggled to swim.
The condition has been dubbed "tsunami lung" by doctors who treated such patients following the Dec. 26 tsunami.