The Alabama Department of Public Health has confirmed another case of vaping-related pulmonary illness in the state.
The Wednesday announcement increases the number of confirmed cases in Alabama to two. The first case, announced Oct. 2, involved a man from East Alabama who died. READ MORE HERE
The state health department said it also has three cases listed as probable and six cases under investigation for being vaping-related pulmonary illnesses.
As more cases of illness and death related to vaping occur, the health department is recommending that Alabama residents stop using vapes and electronic cigarettes until investigations of their safety are completed.
Those seeking medical attention due to potential vaping-associated injury should immediately inform healthcare providers they used a vaping/e-cigarette product (i.e., vape pens, liquids, refill pods and cartridges). Patients have experienced symptoms that include cough, shortness of breath and fatigue, with symptoms growing worse over a period of days or weeks before admission to the hospital. Other symptoms may include fever, chest pain, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea. Most of the cases are among adolescents and young adults.
- 2nd vaping-related illness found in Alabama, Department of Public Health says
- Alabama Health Department investigates lung illnesses tied to vaping
- Alabama doctors say vaping-related illness could complicate flu season
- Alabama health officials investigating 15 reported cases of lung-related illness linked to vaping
- First vaping-associated death confirmed in Alabama, Department of Public Health says
- The Alabama Department of Public Health says, no waterborne bacterium found
- After vaping-related illness, teen now has lungs like 'a 70-year-old's'
- Alabama Health Department warns mishandling pool chemicals can lead to illness
- Alabama asking doctors to report serious illnesses patients might have from vaping
- East Alabama man confirmed as state’s first vaping-related death