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CDC says vaping lung cases surge to 805 with 12 deaths

Early symptoms can include coughing, shortness of breath, fatigue, chest pains, nausea, vomiting and diarrhea.
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INDIANAPOLIS (WTHR) — The CDC says vaping lung cases surged by 52 percent in the last week. There have now been 805 reported cases with at least 12 deaths.

As of Sept. 17 there had been 530 probable cases and seven deaths.

Health officials with the CDC are not yet certain what is causing the illness. Most patients report using products containing THC, but some said they have only used products containing nicotine.

According to CNBC, the CDC has dispatched more than 100 doctors to investigate deadly cases of the illness resembling a rare form of pneumonia.

Early symptoms can include coughing, shortness of breath, fatigue, chest pains, nausea, vomiting and diarrhea.