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Severe Lung Disease and Vaping Health Alert

Posted Date: 08/26/2019

Severe Lung Disease and Vaping Health Alert

Severe Lung Disease Among Persons Who Report Vaping

The Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) is investigating suspected cases of pulmonary disease among individuals who report vaping. Similar cases have occurred in multiple other states, some resulting in hospitalization. All suspect cases reported vaping with products including nicotine and/or tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). Evaluation for infectious diseases was negative in all patients.

DSHS is working with other states and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to better characterize case demographics, clinical characteristics, and exposures.

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Corrigan-Camden ISD
CORRIGAN, Texas 75939-2501
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