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Vaping-Associated Respiratory Illness
Outbreak Report

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Colorado is one of multiple states investigating severe lung illness associated with vaping. ​In line with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Colorado is reporting confirmed and probable cases. A confirmed case is someone who recently used a vaping product, developed a breathing illness, and for whom testing did not show an infection. Other common causes of illness have been ruled out as the primary cause.  A probable case is someone who recently used a vaping product, developed a breathing illness, and for whom specific testing has not been not performed to rule out infection OR for whom an infection was identified, but the clinical team believes this is not the only cause of the breathing illness.

Confirmed and probable cases in Colorado since August 2019

Values

Number

Percentage

Age

Mean

24.8

Median

18

Sex

Male

7

78%

Female

2

22%

Total

9

100%

County

Boulder

2

22%

Arapahoe

1

11%

Denver

4

44%

Jefferson

1

11%

Weld

1

11%

Total

9

100%

Hospitalized

Yes

7

78%

No

2

22%

Total

9

100%

Substances vaped

Marijuana only

3

33%

Nicotine only

3

33%

Both nicotine and marijuana

2

22%

Unknown

1

11%

Total

9

100%


At a glance

As of Oct. 09, 2019

9 outbreak cases

7 hospitalizations

0 deaths


Colorado Vaping-Associated Respiratory Illness Outbreak Report | Last updated 10/09/19