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Aantal gevallen van longziekten en doden blijft stijgen

By Mike Tyler

October 9, 2019 - Het aantal Amerikanen met een mysterieuze, aan dampen gerelateerde
longaandoening is volgens de Amerikaanse gezondheidsdienst gestegen
tot meer dan 1.000, en er zijn nog geen tekenen van afname van de uitbraak.

Doctors say the illnesses, which first appeared in March, resemble an inhalation injury. Symptoms include coughing, shortness of breath, fatigue, and chest pain. Most who got sick said they vaped products containing THC, the marijuana ingredient that causes a high, but some said they vaped only nicotine.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said 1,080 confirmed and probable cases have been reported in 48 states and one U.S. territory as of October 1. At least 23 deaths have also been reported.

More than a third of patients are under age 21, but the deaths have been older adults who apparently had more difficulty recovering.

PUBLISHED: 09/10/2019; STORY: Graphic News; PICTURES: Getty Images
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