NY Teenager Dies from Vaping-Related Lung Illness, Becoming Outbreak's Youngest Victim

livescience.com | 10/9/2019 | Rachael Rettner - Senior Writer
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A New York teenager who died from a vaping-related lung illness appears to be the youngest victim in an outbreak that has sickened more than 1,000 people, according to news reports.

The 17-year-old, who lived in the Bronx, was hospitalized twice last month with a vaping-related lung illness, according to the New York Times. He died on Oct. 4.

Outbreak - July - People - States - Information

So far, the outbreak, which began in July, has sickened 1,080 people in 48 states, according to the latest information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

As of Oct. 1, 18 deaths were linked with the outbreak, with the youngest death occurring in a 27-year-old, according to the CDC. Since then, at least five more deaths have occurred, but other than the Bronx teenager, they have all been among adults, the New York Times reported.

Addition - Utah - Department - Health - Death

In addition, the Utah Department of Health recently announced the death of a resident "under the age of 30"...
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