Monday, July 9, 2018

THAILAND CAVE RESCUE UPDATE

   Four more boys have today been rescued from the cave complex in northern Thailand where a youth football team became trapped two weeks ago, leaving just four teammates and their coach stuck underground for at least another day.
As rescuers in Thailand continue working to extract the remaining  boys and their soccer coach from a flooded cave complex, the children’s health -- both physical and mental -- is a major concern.
   One illness they may be at risk of developing is histoplasmosis.
   Also known as “cave disease” and “spelunker’s lung,” histoplasmosis is a disease that is caused by breathing in spores of the fungus Histoplasma capsulatum.

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