Over 100 cases of atypical lung disease have been investigated by the Department of Health officials from the US. The lung disease presents something of a mystery and has been associated with the use of vaping and e-cigarettes in 14 states.
A large number of young people have been falling ill because of lung illnesses and their cases have alarmed authorities. The individuals were in need of intensive care that involves the use of ventilators to breath. 31 patients have been diagnosed with the mystery disease and many more are being investigated.
Patients future unclear
The illness is currently presenting too many unknown variables and medical personnel say that the patients could or could not make a full recovery. Because of this, clinics are being warned about the issue and the general public is being educated on the severity of the disease.
Lung injury is very common with the illness as patients as presenting symptoms such as shortness of breath, chest pain, and a general inability to breath properly. As time progresses, patients start a serious fever along with coughing and vomiting.
Vaping not healthy
The CDC has stated that there is currently no evidence for any center of infection. So, there is no worry for the spread of the lung disease from person to person. As it appears to only be developed in each individual due to negative effects of their routine. Officials are investigating vape products as the reason for the illness.
E-cigarettes are very popular with young people in the US, as there are around 3.5 million Americans that use these products. The use of electronic cigarettes have been classified as less of a health risk than regular cigarettes. But this does not mean that they are risk-free.
These produce an aerosol that users inhale from a liquid inside the device. As opposed to regular cigarettes that produce a variety of toxic substances when ignited.