CDC, States Update Number of Cases of Hospitalized E-cigarette, or Vaping, Product Use Associated Lung Injury (EVALI)
For Immediate Release: Thursday, December 5, 2019
Contact: Media Relations
CDC today announced the updated number of cases* of e-cigarette, or vaping, product use associated 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 4, 2019, 2,291** 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).
- As of December 4, 2019, 48 deaths have been confirmed in 25 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, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, and Virginia.
- More deaths are under investigation.
**Due to only reporting hospitalized EVALI cases as of December 4, 2019, CDC removed 175 nonhospitalized cases from previously reported national case counts.
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.
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