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Health & Fit FDA criminal investigators track leads as 8th vaping-related death reported

17:26  20 september  2019
17:26  20 september  2019 Source:   marketwatch.com

Illinois patient’s death may be first in U.S. from vaping

Illinois patient’s death may be first in U.S. from vaping Illinois health officials said Friday that a patient who contracted a serious lung disease after vaping has died.

NEW YORK — More than 500 people have been diagnosed with vaping - related breathing illnesses, but the cause remains unknown, U.S. health officials said Thursday. An eight death was also reported . Meanwhile, the Food and Drug Administration revealed that its criminal investigations unit started

Missouri Man Becomes 8 th Person to Die of Vaping - Related Illness in the U.S. (NEW YORK) — More than 500 people have been diagnosed with vaping - related breathing illnesses, but the An eight death was also reported . Meanwhile, the Food and Drug Administration revealed that its criminal

NEW YORK — More than 500 people have been diagnosed with vaping-related breathing illnesses, but the cause remains unknown, U.S. health officials said Thursday. An eight death was also reported.

A man uses a vape device. © Reuters A man uses a vape device.

Meanwhile, the Food and Drug Administration revealed that its criminal investigations unit started tracking leads early on, as cases pointed to black market vaping products. The agency’s tobacco director, Mitch Zeller, stressed that it is not interested in prosecuting individuals who use illegal products but is lending a hand because of the unit’s “special skills.”

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said 530 confirmed and probable cases have been reported in 38 states and one U.S. territory, up from 380 a week ago.

Virginia sees 3 vaping-related illness cases, health officials say

Virginia sees 3 vaping-related illness cases, health officials say At least three people in Virginia have suffered lung illness related to vaping, state health officials announced Monday. © Martina Paraninfi/Getty Images Officials with the Virginia Department of Health have confirmed the three cases and noted other potential cases are under investigation. All patients reported vaping “in the weeks to months” before they were sickened, officials said. “Symptoms of this illness have included gradual onset of cough, shortness of breath, or fatigue, that gets worse over a period of days or weeks until the patient has to be admitted to the hospital for treatment.

An eighth death was also reported . Meanwhile, the Food and Drug Administration revealed that its criminal investigations unit started tracking leads The man who died in Missouri told his family he started vaping in May for chronic pain, but investigators have not yet determined if he was vaping

8 th vaping - related death reported as illnesses top 500 nationwide. An eighth death was also reported . Meanwhile, the Food and Drug Administration revealed that its criminal investigations unit started tracking leads early on, as cases pointed to black-market vaping products.

The eighth death was a man in his mid-40s who died this week in a St. Louis hospital, Missouri health officials said.

Canada reported its first case Wednesday, a high school student who was on life support and has since recovered.

All patients had used an electronic cigarette or other vaping device.

Doctors have said the illnesses resemble an inhalation injury, with the lungs apparently reacting to a caustic substance. So far, no single vaping product or ingredient has been linked to the illnesses, though most patients reported vaping THC, the high-producing ingredient in marijuana.

The man who died in Missouri told his family he started vaping in May for chronic pain, but investigators have not yet determined if he was vaping THC, according to a spokeswoman at Mercy Hospital St. Louis.

Two-thirds of the cases involved 18- to 34-year-olds. Three-quarters are men.

Some of the first cases appeared in April. CDC hasn’t said when most people got sick.

A congressional subcommittee will hold a hearing on the outbreaks Tuesday.

Vaping-related illnesses surge as FDA discloses criminal probe .
Federal health officials say 530 people have been sickened in 38 states by the mysterious vaping-related illness.

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