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Oregon Health Authority is participating in the investigation of a nationwide outbreak of respiratory illnesses associated with use of vaping devices, and is working with local public health and health care partners to track any illnesses in Oregon.
Public health warning: Stop using vaping products
The Oregon Health Authority is urging Oregonians to stop using all vaping products until federal and state officials have determined the cause of serious lung injuries and deaths linked to the use of both cannabis and nicotine vaping products. LEARN MORE
Updated November 12, 2019
In Oregon, 17 cases have been reported, 2 of which resulted in death.
Reporting requirements, updates and resources
The OHA Public Health Division and local public health departments are urging clinicians to be on alert for signs of severe respiratory illness among individuals who report vaping or e-cigarette use.
Clinicians must report within one working day any patient who has been hospitalized or who died from radiographically or histologically demonstrated lung injury following a history of e-cigarette use or vaping in the preceding 90 days.
Reports may be made to the local public health authority; or to the Oregon Health Authority (phone 971-673-1111; fax 971-673-1100; online reporting form).
Emergency Rule Online Reporting Form
Reporting requirements, investigative guidelines, custody forms and intake form
The OHA Public Health Division and clinicians are urging local public health departments to be on alert for signs of severe respiratory illness among individuals who report vaping or e-cigarette use.
Local public health departments must report within one working day any patient who has been hospitalized or who died from radiographically or histologically demonstrated lung injury following a history of e-cigarette use or vaping in the preceding 90 days.
Report all cases under investigation (see VALI Investigative Guidelines for case definitions) to PHD and enter case into Orpheus within one working day of initial physican report.
Investigative Guidelines (pdf)
VALI Intake Form (pdf)
Case Interview Form (pdf)
Updates and MMWR reports
of Bronchoalveolar Lavage Fluid from Patients in an Outbreak of E-cigarette, or
Vaping, Product Use-Associated Lung Injury — 10 state, August-October 2019.
Factors for E-Cigarette, or Vaping, Product Use Associated Lung Injury (EVALI)
Among Adults Who Use E-Cigarette, or Vaping, Products— Illinois, July-October
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