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. As of September 26, 2019, 805 cases have been reported across 46 states and one U.S. territory. Twelve deaths have been confirmed in ten states.
As of September 26, 2019, state and local public health officials in Ohio have confirmed 21 cases of vaping-related severe pulmonary illness and are investigating an additional 19 reports of illness among patients experiencing serious respiratory symptoms following e-cigarette or vaping product use.
Here are some documents that will help with the new reporting of this disease:
- CCCHD Health Alert (10/1/2019)
- Clinician Report Form (9/26/2019)
- Directors Journal Entry - ODH (9/30/2019)
- ODH Health Alert (9/30/2019)
- CDC Previous Guidance of Disease (8/30/2019)
Last Review: 10-1-19 BCH