Alaska is the only state without a reported case. "The age breakdown of the patients is as follows: Under 18 years of age (5), 18 to 24 years of age (7), 25 to 34 years of age (8), 35 years of age and older (11)".
The number of cases of severe lung injury linked to vaping in IN has doubled in the past month, according to the health department. About 70% of patients are male.
Symptoms of the vaping-related lung illnesses include shortness of breath, cough and chest pain, and in some cases, nausea, vomiting, fever and weight loss after vaping.More news: CNN Anchor Chris Cuomo Apologizes for LGBTQ Town Hall Remark
Texas is the third state in as many days to report its first vaping-related death, mirroring similar tragic news out of NY and Utah.
Michigan's death is one of 26 that have occurred nationally, according to the CDC. The patients who died ranged in age from 17 to 75.
"These deaths are heartbreaking", said State Health Commissioner Kris Box, M.D., FACOG. The specific chemical exposure causing these lung injuries remains unknown. CDC reports that the latest findings from the investigation into lung injuries associated with e-cigarette use or vaping suggest products containing THC play a role in the outbreak.More news: Harry Styles fans in a frenzy over mystery posters
For more information, visit the ISDH's vaping illness information page or the CDC's vaping-related illness page. "I urge anyone who is using these products to consider stopping, especially if you are vaping THC".
"This death is a sad reminder of the severity of these unexplained illnesses", Dr. Angela Dunn, Utah Department of Health epidemiologist, said in the news release.
The serious respiratory illness has prompted a health scare that has led USA officials to urge people to stop vaping, especially with products containing THC.More news: Federal Appeals Court Rejects Trump's Appeal of Subpoena for His Tax Returns
Schuchat advised physicians and other clinicians to incorporate advice on discouraging use of e-cigarettes with cannabis and nicotine when patients are hospitalized and after discharge.