It has been recently reported that about fourteen teenagers, as well as young adults, are hospitalized for breathing problems due to vaping in Wisconsin and Illinois
There is a significant spike in teenagers as well as young adults suffering from lung problems and breathing difficulties in Illinois and Wisconsin. The health department of Wisconsin has confirmed eleven similar reports and about seven suspicious cases.
Reportedly, there are three cases in Illinois. All the patients are residents of the north-eastern part of the state.
The doctors have been looking into these cases and the cause of this similar illness is unclear in all the cases. However, one of the reports pointed out that all the patients vaped. This has been reported as a significant link and is a predicted cause.
All the young patients were immediately taken to the hospital. They were suffering from sudden and significant breathing difficulties, possibly due to vaping.
From vaping to ventilators
All these fourteen cases have been reported in the duration of two months only. All the youngsters are in pretty serious condition. In fact, few are under intensive care and few are on ventilators.
Even the most experienced medical professionals have detected that the solitary link among these patients is, that they all vaped. Otherwise, all these patients were previously very healthy.
However, if vaping is not the reason, these cases may be a serious respiratory disease that is spreading continuously.
Three of these breathing problems cases were reported in the initial two days of August. As of today, there are eight additional incidents in the state.
It is to be noted that all the patients experienced very similar symptoms which include,
- Shortness of breath
Also, all the patients experienced a significant downhill in their health in a period of days or weeks before they were hospitalized.
The brands, types, and sellers of the vaping products are still not known. The health department informed a serious investigation is going on; until then vaping should be avoided.
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