Cave Disease

A trivial name for pulmonary histoplasmosis which affects explorers—spelunkers of bat-infested caves; bat dung is an optimal growth medium for H capsulatum
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The group will be carefully examined and also checked for signs of cave disease, a potentially fatal lung infection caused by bat and bird droppings.
Overexposure to bird droppings can also cause Histoplasmosis, (Cave Disease) which mimics flu-like symptoms and can be fatal if left untreated.