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 January 7th, 2019, 2,602 cases have been reported from all 50 states, the District of Columbia and two U.S. territories (Puerto Rico and U.S, Virgin Islands). 57 deaths have been confirmed.

As of January 14th, 2020, state and local public health officials in Ohio have confirmed 94 cases of vaping-related severe pulmonary illness and are investigating an additional 8 reports of illness among patients experiencing serious respiratory symptoms following e-cigarette or vaping product use. 86 of the 94 individuals were hospitalized (91%) and there have been 0 deaths in Ohio. Clark County has 1 confirmed case of vaping-related severe pulmonary illness. 

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

 
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Last Revised: 1-16-2020 BCH