Health Provider Information about the Vaping and E-Cigarettes Pulmonary Disease 

Multiple states across the country have reported clusters of patients experiencing severe respiratory disease after using e-cigarette or vapor products, also known as EVALI (e-cigarette, or vaping, product use–associated lung injury). As of November 19th, 2019, 2,172 cases have been reported across 49 states, the District of Columbia and two U.S. territories (Puerto Rico and U.S, Virgin Islands). 42 deaths have been confirmed.

As of November 19th, 2019, state and local public health officials in Ohio have confirmed 60 cases of vaping-related severe pulmonary illness and are investigating an additional 34 reports of illness among patients experiencing serious respiratory symptoms following e-cigarette or vaping product use. 55 of the 60 individuals were hospitalized (92%) and there have been 0 deaths in Ohio.

Here are some documents that will help with the new reporting of this disease:

 
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Last Review: 11-26-19 BCH