CDC Urges Clinicians to Report Possible Cases of Unexplained Vaping-associated Pulmonary Illness

Published: 08/19/2019

Sources:
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Relevant To:
  • Medical Office,
  • Critical Access Hospitals,
  • Home Health,
  • Hospitals,
  • Ambulatory Care,
  • Rural Health Clinics

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is encouraging clinicians to report cases of significant respiratory illness of unclear etiology and a history of vaping to the appropriate state and/or local health department.

According to the CDC, as of August 14, 2019, 30 cases of severe pulmonary disease have been reported to the Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS). Using a case definition drafted by DHS, 15 cases are confirmed (ages 16-34 years) and 15 cases are still un

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