"Tsunami Lung? hits survivors

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"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.

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