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Utah confirms 42 cases of vaping-related illness



SALT LAKE CITY – Utah confirmed cases of vaping-related illness have exceeded 40, health officials said Monday.

Forty-two cases of severe pulmonary disease that cause shortness of breath, fatigue, chest pain and cough have occurred in the last few weeks, according to an update from the Utah Department of Health. Fourteen other cases are awaiting confirmation.

In 60% of cases, patients reported nicotine vaping. In 90% of cases, they reported a THC vaccine, health officials say.

The cause is still being investigated by health departments and hospitals across the country.

The last report confirmed 380 cases nationwide, with six deaths, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

"We recommend that all states immediately stop using vaping products," Utah health officials say.

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