Tag Archives: Reported

First death reported from vaping-related lung illness, officials say

Two young women vape outside the shop they work at, Cloud99 Vapes, in Manhattan borough, New York. Melissa Fares | Reuters One person has died after being hospitalized with a severe lung illness after using an e-cigarette, the first death doctors have linked to vaping, Illinois officials said Friday. The death comes as federal and… Read More »

Reported flu cases still soaring in WA

Flu infections continue to soar in Western Australia, jumping by more than 800 cases in one week. The Department of Health’s latest weekly statewide notifiable diseases data shows the number of reported cases this year so far has climbed from 3013 to 3887. That compares to 1216 cases for the same time last year. Acting… Read More »

Pennsylvania officials declare hepatitis A outbreak with reported cases in 36 counties

Hepatitis A: How is it spread? Hepatitis A is a liver infection that is highly contagious. Find out how to prevent contracting it and what can be done if you’re exposed The Pennsylvania Department of Health is declaring a hepatitis A outbreak amid reports of 171 cases within the state since January 2018. Dr. Rachel… Read More »