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MDH: 28 cases of lung injuries related to vaping reported in state

In this Feb. 20, 2014 file photo, a liquid nicotine solution is poured into a vaping device at a store in New York. Photo: AP/ Frank Franklin II
In this Feb. 20, 2014 file photo, a liquid nicotine solution is poured into a vaping device at a store in New York.

Updated: September 12, 2019 03:06 PM

Twenty-eight confirmed or probable cases of severe lung injury that are potentially related to vaping have been reported in the state, according to the Minnesota Department of Health. 

MDH said Thursday that another 13 cases are under review at this time.

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The CDC says more than 450 potential or confirmed cases of severe lung injury have been reported. Many of the patients report having vaped illicit THC. 

The symptoms of severe lung injury include shortness of breath, fever, cough, vomiting and diarrhea.  

MDH confirmed last week that one person in Minnesota died in August in connection to the outbreak. 

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