DPH Issues a Reminder: Report Vaping Illnesses

DPH’s Bureau of Infectious Disease and Laboratory Sciences sent out a Clinical Advisory last Tuesday reminding providers that mandatory reporting of possible cases of unexplained e-cigarette or vaping-associated lung injury remains in effect. 
As of the end of October, there have been more than 60 confirmed or possible cases and three deaths in Massachusetts. DPH is also attempting to obtain clinical specimens from case patients for review by the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, as well as vaping materials from case patients for Food and Drug Administration review.
See full details in the Clinical Advisory here.