MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Wisconsin Department of Health Services says doctors in Wisconsin have confirmed new cases of lung disease tied to vaping.
Health officials have confirmed a total of 12 cases and are investigating 13 other cases. The new cases include those who vaped marijuana oils, extracts or concentrates.
Patients with confirmed cases range in age from teens to 30 years old and are from Dodge, Door, Kenosha, Racine, Walworth, Waukesha and Winnebago counties. Officials say the severity of the disease has varied among patients, with some needing assistance to breathe.
Minnesota health officials have also reported severe lung damage among young people linked to vaping.
Children's Minnesota has reported finding four cases of lung injury in the Minneapolis area potentially related to vaping. The Minnesota Department of Health said Tuesday the cases are similar to recent cases reported in Wisconsin and Illinois, but it's too soon to say whether the cases are connected.
In Minnesota, some cases have resulted in patients being admitted to the intensive care unit. Officials don't know the names of the products.
The department says use of both nicotine and marijuana-based products were reported.