Six cases of vaping-related lung illness confirmed in Idaho
The Idaho Division of Public Health has now confirmed six cases of vaping-related lung disease in the state.
A document on their website, last updated on Friday, has bumped up the number of confirmed cases to six.
They are currently working with local healthcare providers across the state to investigate cases of severe pulmonary illnesses associated with e-cigarette use. The Division of Public Health is also coordinating with state and federal agencies to investigate a potential outbreak of lung disease.
According to the Division of Public Health, neighboring states including Utah and Oregon have reported multiple cases, including one fatality. There have also been several cases reported in Washington, including two in Spokane.
Patients are allegedly reporting respiratory symptoms such as coughing, shortness of breath and chest pain. Other symptoms included fever, fatigue, weight loss, nausea, vomiting and diarrhea, with those symptoms worsening over time.
No specific item or substance has been consistently associated with the illnesses.
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