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Wisconsin DHS: 34 cases of severe lung disease connected to vaping reported, up from last week

Wisconsin DHS: 34 cases of severe lung disease connected to vaping reported, up from last week

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(CBS 58) –The Wisconsin Department of Health Services is investigating a growing number of cases of severe lung disease connected to vaping.

On Thursday, DHS released an updated report detailing they are investigating 34 cases, up two from last week.

Additionally, cases are now being reported in Sheboygan County. Cases have also been reported in Dane, Dodge, Door, Green, Kenosha, La Crosse, Milwaukee, Portage, Racine, Sauk, Walworth, Washington, Waukesha, and Winnebago counties.

According to DHS, most of the impacted people are adolescents and young adults.

Symptoms include shortness of breath, chest pain, cough, nausea, vomiting, fever and weight loss.

The majority of cases reported using e-cigarettes or other vaping devices to inhale THC products.

More information can be found on DHS’s website.

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