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Health & Fit Vaping lung illness cases expected to rise 'considerably,' top CDC official says

18:26  16 october  2019
18:26  16 october  2019 Source:   cnbc.com

Nearly 200 potential cases of vaping-related lung illness have been reported across the U.S. Vaping marijuana is still typically safer than smoking it.

Nearly 200 potential cases of vaping-related lung illness have been reported across the U.S. Vaping marijuana is still typically safer than smoking it. It's unclear how many cases are due to marijuana versus nicotine. For pot, vaping seems safer than smoking, but it can still be dangerous.

New cases of a vaping -related lung disease are being reported every day, a top CDC official says . The total is expected to increase " considerably ," CDC Principal Deputy Director Anne Schuchat tells Congress. A mysterious vaping -related lung disease has sickened nearly 1,300 people and killed at

Vaping -Sickness Cases Rise to 530 as U.S. Searches for Cause. Seven people have died from the illness , the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said at a briefing Thursday. Officials said they still hadn’t determined a cause of the ailment, and that there didn’t appear to be one product or

a close up of a person wearing glasses: Anne Schuchat, director of the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), testifies during a House Energy and Commerce hearing in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2019.© Provided by CNBC LLC Anne Schuchat, director of the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), testifies during a House Energy and Commerce hearing in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2019.
  • New cases of a vaping-related lung disease are being reported every day, a top CDC official says.
  • The total is expected to increase "considerably," CDC Principal Deputy Director Anne Schuchat tells Congress.
  • A mysterious vaping-related lung disease has sickened nearly 1,300 people and killed at least 26, according to figures the CDC reported last week.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is grappling with new cases of a deadly vaping lung disease every day, and the agency expects this week's total number of illnesses to increase "considerably," a top CDC official told Congress at a hearing Wednesday.

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Researchers looking for cause of vaping -related illnesses . The CDC on Thursday also identified 37 deaths in 24 states: three each from California, Georgia, Indiana and Minnesota; two each The CDC says it has yet to identify the official cause or causes of the outbreak, but that "the only commonality

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said that cases had occurred in 48 states and the United States Virgin Islands. She described the outbreak as “continuing at a brisk pace,” emphasized that the illnesses were serious and life-threatening and called the proportion of patients hospitalized

A mysterious vaping-related lung disease has sickened nearly 1,300 people and killed at least 26, the CDC reported last week. Those totals are expected to get "considerably" worse when the agency releases its updated case report later this week, CDC Principal Deputy Director Anne Schuchat told a House appropriations subcommittee.

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