US official expects ‘hundreds more’ cases of vaping illness

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Valley News - Health
The number of vaping-related illnesses in the U.S. could soon climb much higher, a public health official said recently. Dr. Anne Schuchat of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention told a congressional subcommittee that she believes “hundreds more” lung illnesses have been reported to health authorities since Thursday, Sept. 19, when the CDC put the tally at 530 confirmed and probable cases. “We are seeing more and more cases each day and I expect the next weekly numbers will be much higher,” Schuchat said. Nine deaths have been reported. The CDC is investigating the little-understood outbreak but has not yet identified a common electronic cigarette or ingredient. The cases, which resemble an inhalation injury, have helped trigger a swift backlash against e-c
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