December 12, 2019
CDC today announced the updated number of cases* of e-cigarette, or vaping, product use associated with lung injury (EVALI).
*As of December 4, 2019, CDC will only report hospitalized EVALI cases, and EVALI deaths regardless of hospitalization status.
Patients with Lung Injury
- As of December 10, 2019, 2,409 cases of hospitalized EVALI were reported by all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and 2 U.S. territories (Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands).
- The median age of patients was 24 years and ranged from 13 to 77 years (among cases of hospitalized EVALI reported to CDC with available data).
- As of December 10, 2019, 52 deaths have been confirmed in 26 states and the District of Columbia:
- Alabama, California, Connecticut, Delaware, the District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, New Jersey, New York, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, and Virginia.
- The median age of deceased patients was 52 years and ranged from 17 through 75 years.
- More deaths are under investigation.
Although the number of reported cases appears to be declining, states are still reporting new hospitalized EVALI cases to CDC on a weekly basis and should remain vigilant with EVALI case finding and reporting.
For updates on this investigation, visit: www.cdc.gov/lunginjury.