Vaper becomes the first patient in the US to get a double lung transplant amid outbreak

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Doctors at a Michigan hospital say they have performed the first double lung transplant on a man whose lungs were irreversibly damaged from vaping.

No other details about the transplant were released by the Henry Ford Health System in Detroit on Monday.

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The patient has reportedly asked his medical team to share photographs and an update to warn others about the dangers of vaping, which will be presented at a news conference on Tuesday.

It comes amid the slew of vaping-related lung illnesses that have sickened 2,051 Americans since March and have killed at least 40 in 24 states and the nation's capitol.

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Most of the victims are male and under the age of 35, with the ages of those who died ranging from 17 to 75, according to the report.

There have been three deaths each confirmed in California, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Massachusetts and Minnesota and two deaths each in Kansas, Oregon and Tennessee.

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Meanwhile, one death each has been confirmed in Alabama, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Texas, Utah, Virginia and Washington, DC.

Last week, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention...
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