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Vaping-related lung disease reported in 100 people in the United States



Headache – Vaping-bound & # 39; reported in 100 people in the United States

17-Aug-2019

New York

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August 17, 2019

Health officials in the United States reportedly are investigating nearly 100 cases of young adults with severe respiratory problems in 14 states.

The Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) said it is investigating a number of people with severe lung disease who have all reported recent vaporization or fading – vaporizing marijuana oils, extracts or concentrations.

"As of August 15, 2019, we have confirmed 15 confirmed cases. Fifteen other cases are under further investigation," it said.

While the department first saw cases between adolescents and young adults, cases in older groups also emerged later.

According to a report by National Public Radio (NPR), the cluster was first detected by Children's Hospital of Wisconsin in Milwaukee, where eight previously healthy adolescents were hospitalized with severe lung disease.

The patients showed respiratory symptoms including cough, shortness of breath and fatigue. The symptoms worsened for several days or weeks prior to admission to the hospital. Other symptoms reported by some patients include fever, anorexia, pleural chest pain, nausea and diarrhea, the Wisconsin Department of Health Services said.

Similar cases have also been reported by other states.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (US) is assisting the health departments in Wisconsin, Illinois, Minnesota, Indiana and "investigating whether the diseases may be linked to specific ingredients or contaminants in the devices or substances associated with e-cigarette use," a CDC spokesman told NPR.

While state officials have confirmed at least 31 cases, the CDC said it is probing 94 possible cases in 14 states, according to a report in The Washington Post.
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