CDC, States Update Number of Cases of Lung Injury Associated with Use of E-cigarette, or Vaping, Products
For Immediate Release: Thursday, October 24, 2019
Contact: Media Relations
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 22, 2019, 1,604 confirmed and probable lung 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 will be updated in a CDC MMWR report being released on Friday, October 25, 2019.
- 34 deaths have been confirmed in 24 states: Alabama, California (3), Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia (2), Illinois (2), Indiana (3), Kansas (2), Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota (3), Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, New Jersey, New York, Oregon (2), Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, and Virginia.
- The median age of patients who have died is 49 years, ranging from 17 to 75 years old.
For updates on this investigation, visit: www.cdc.gov/lunginjury.
For information about the collection of e-cigarette products 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 and 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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