Patients Could Be Suffering Lung Disease From Vaping
James Allen | Aug 14, 2019 AT 5:34 am
State health officials say four cases of teens and young adults with severe lung disease could be related to vaping.
State epidemiologist Ruth Lynfield says the patients had very severe respiratory symptoms -- but tests for infections came back negative.
Doctor Lynfield says as they continued working with the patients, they found out that they'd each had been vaping.
Lynfield says the cases are similar to others recently reported in Wisconsin and Illinois, though it is too early to say whether they are connected. Symptoms include shortness of breath, fever, cough, and vomiting and diarrhea.