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Three Men with Severe Pneumonia after Entering a Mine 

Three Men with Severe Pneumonia after Entering a Mine
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Three Men with Severe Pneumonia after Entering a Mine
Author(s):

Daniel Caplivski

and W. Michael Scheld

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199735006.003.0030
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date: 23 May 2019

Case 6e: A 65-year-old man from Germany entered a mine in Mexico that had been out of operation for nearly thirty years. He and his coworkers from Mexico and Sweden noted the presence of numerous bats and bat droppings when the doors were opened. Two weeks later, he and his colleagues were in their respective countries when they each developed decreased appetite, dry cough, dyspnea, drenching sweats, and fevers to 40° C.

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