Posted at 1:25 p.m. on July 25, 2019
The Brillion News
MADISON – So far during July of 2019, eight cases of severe pulmonary disease among adolescents were reported to the Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS). Patients resided in the counties of Milwaukee, Waukesha, and Winnebago and presented with respiratory symptoms including cough, shortness of breath, and fatigue.
All patients reported vaping in the weeks and months prior to hospital admission.
Vaping has been touted as a safe alternative to smoking or using chewing tobacco.
Symptoms worsened over a period of days or weeks before admission to the hospital. Other symptoms reported by some patients included fever, anorexia, pleuritic chest pain, nausea, and diarrhea.
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