Jogger who ran miles with coronavirus mask on suffers burst lung, Wuhan hospital says
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A Chinese man is recovering from surgery after his lung collapsed following a 2.5-mile run in Wuhan, the initial epicenter of the coronavirus pandemic, while wearing a face mask last week, hospital officials said Monday.
In a statement posted to Weibo, China’s version of Twitter, the Wuhan Central Hospital said the 26-year-old suffered chest pain and shortness of breath on Thursday. Upon examination, doctors found his left lung had compressed by 90 percent and his heart was moved to the right side of his body.
A collapsed lung, known as a pneumothorax, occurs when air leaks outside the lung.
The patient underwent surgery and was listed in stable condition, the hospital said. Officials believe the life-threatening condition was caused by his wearing of a mask while running.
The hospital said the man began running around …continued .
[Source: Fox News]