What we know about the US vaping illness outbreak

FILE - In this April 16, 2019, file photo, a researcher holds vape pens in a lab at Portland State University in in Portland, Ore. As of October 2019, experts who examined lung tissue from 17 patients say lung damage reported in people who use e-cigarettes and other vaping devices looks like chemical burns similar to what you’d see in people exposed to poisonous gases.

The third case of vaping-associated pulmonary injury requiring hospitalization has been confirmed in Kern County Thursday, according to the Kern County Public Health Services Department.

Statewide there have been 104 cases and two deaths reported since June.

The first vaping-relayed hospitalization in Kern was reported Sept. 24 and the second the following day.

Vaping-associated pulmonary injury symptoms include chest pain, shortness of breath, diarrhea, headaches, nausea, vomiting, cough, and, in some cases, seizures, nosebleeds and the sensation of your heart beating through your chest.

Matt Constantine, director of Kern County Public Health Services, urges "everyone to refrain from vaping," according to a press release.

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Moardeeb

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