according to the provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Thirty-four deaths have been confirmed.
E-cigarette–linked lung injuries, now called EVALI, occurred in all U.S. states (except Alaska), the District of Columbia, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Deaths have occurred in 24 states: Alabama, California (3), Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia (2), Illinois (2), Indiana (3), Kansas (2), Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota (3), Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, New Jersey, New York, Oregon (2), Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, and Virginia. More deaths are under investigation.
The median age of deceased patients was 49 years and ranged from 17 to 75 years.
Data on age, sex, and substances used in e-cigarette, or vaping, products will be updated in the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report () report being released on Friday, Oct. 25, 2019.
The CDC is now doing additional testing on available samples for chemical in the bronchoalveolar lavage fluid, blood, or urine, as well as lung biopsy or autopsy specimens. It also is validating methods for aerosol emission testing of case-associated product samples from vaping products and e-liquids.
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