CDC corrects number of vaping-linked lung illness cases

Modesto Morganelli
Settembre 13, 2019

The result is that health officials now say there are 380 confirmed and probable cases in 36 states and one US territory.

As of Thursday, 450 people in 33 states and eight territories have contracted mysterious breathing illnesses believed to be related to vaping. The deaths were reported in California, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Minnesota, and Oregon.

Vapers who develop symptoms including cough, shortness of breath, chest pain, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, fatigue, fever or weight loss should seek medical care, Adirim said.

While an investigation is ongoing, the CDC reminds people that there is a lot of lacking information on what substances are causing these cases and which products are most unsafe.

Troops may be at lower risk, as most of the cases reported vaping products containing tetrahydrocannabinol, THC, the psychoactive ingredient of marijuana, banned for use in the US military.

'Any tobacco product use, including e-cigarettes, is unsafe for youth, ' Redfield continued.

Since no single device or product, additive or substance has been identified in all cases, the CDC is recommending that Americans avoid vaping.

The liquids however contain highly addictive nicotine.

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CDC corrects number of vaping-linked lung illness cases

While THC could be a large contributor, recent studies by NY state health officials say that almost all of the vape products that is has tested containing THC also contained vitamin E acetate, an oil-like substance that is harmful if inhaled.

In response to the outbreak, President Donald Trump and the US Food and Drug Administration announced on Wednesday a ban on flavored vaping products - aside from tobacco - from store shelves.

"We would be shut down overnight without flavors; one hundred percent", said Jason Stanifer.

One doctor in North Carolina said all five of the state's cases involved patients vaping THC products that were purchased on the street.

However, the CDC noted that, in some cases, patients had vaped only nicotine. All of the patients, though, were diagnosed with a form of pneumonia that occurs when oils or fat molecules enter the lungs.

'Further investigation.[is] warranted to determine whether other cases in the ongoing multistate outbreak bear the same features as the cases described in this report'.

This comes shortly after Milwaukee city officials issued a statement of their own, urging people to stop vaping immediately in the face of potential health risks.

As of September 11, an additional three states have reported cases of the severe lung illness linked to vaping, raising the total to 36 states plus the U.S. Virgin Islands, the agency said.

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