MEDIA RELEASE SHARED FROM CDC
October 31, 2019
CDC today announced the updated number of confirmed and probable lung injury cases and deaths associated with the use of e-cigarette, or vaping, products.
Patients with Lung Injury
- As of October 29, 2019, 1,888 confirmed and probable injury cases* associated with use of e-cigarette, or vaping, products were reported by 49 states (all except Alaska), the District of Columbia, and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
- Data on age, sex, and substances used in e-cigarette, or vaping, products was updated in the MMWR report released on Monday, October 28, 2019.
- 37 deaths have been confirmed in 24 states and the District of Columbia: Alabama, California (3), Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia (3), Illinois (2), Indiana (3), Kansas (2), Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota (3), Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, New Jersey, New York, Oregon (2), Pennsylvania, Tennessee (2), Texas, Utah, and Virginia.
For updates on this investigation, visit: www.cdc.gov/lunginjury
For information about the collection of e-cigarette, or vaping, products, including e-liquids, associated with confirmed or probable cases for possible testing by FDA, contact: FDAVapingSampleInquiries@fda.hhs.gov.
For information about collection and submission of clinical specimens for possible testing by CDC, see CDC’s Healthcare Provider web page.
For information about collection and submission of e-cigarette, or vaping, products, including e-liquids, associated with confirmed or probable cases for possible aerosol emissions testing by CDC, contact: IncidentResponse@cdc.gov.
Clinicians and health officials who have questions about this outbreak can contact: LungDiseaseOutbreak@cdc.gov.
All others, including the general public, who have questions about this outbreak can contact CDC-INFO at 800-232-4636, or visit wwwn.cdc.gov/dcs/ContactUs/Form.
*This update will be posted online later today.
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