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October 16, 2019

By Andrew Ackley

On its Public Health Insider blog today, Public Health—King County Seattle announced that it has identified three confirmed and one more probable case of lung disease associated with vaping.

Author Sharon Bogan identifies symptoms in these cases: “All of the recent four cases were admitted to King County hospitals with respiratory distress. Other symptoms varied between the patients. Some, but not all patients, had fever, cough and abdominal pain.”

She notes that it is still not clear what products cause vaping injury: “The specific substances vaped by two of the patients is still unknown. One patient reported vaping nicotine only. Another patient reported vaping nicotine and THC products.”

The Washington State Department of Health continues to track vaping injury cases around Washington State.