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Two Spokane cases confirm lung disease from vaping

 

September 19, 2019



Washington State Department of Health officials Tuesday confirmed two new cases of severe pulmonary disease linked to vaping. These cases were identified by the Spokane Regional Health District and are both currently living in Spokane County.

“The symptoms of these patients match what the Center for Disease Control and Prevention have asked all state and local health jurisdictions to be on the lookout for in regards to the nationwide investigation into this matter,” said Washington State Health Officer Kathy Lofy. “This is now a state-wide outbreak.”

The Spokane Regional Health Dist...



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