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Oregon Vaping Illness Investigation

Oregon Health Authority has participated in the investigation of a nationwide outbreak of respiratory illnesses associated with use of vaping devices. 

Sporadic cases of vaping-associated lung injury (VALI) are no longer reportable in Oregon; however, please call 971-673-1111 when reporting any cluster of “non-reportable” diseases, such as VALI.

Oregon Cases

Updated March 12, 2020

In Oregon, 23 cases have been reported, 2 of which were fatal. Oregon cases include a mix of cannabis-only vaping, nicotine-only vaping and a combination of both.

Demographic Information

Through December 31, 2019

COUNTY Number Percent
Coos 2 9.1%
Douglas 1 4.5%
Hood River 1 4.5%
Jackson 4 18.2%
Lane 4 18.2%
Linn 3 13.6%
Multnomah 2 9.1%
Wasco 1 4.5%
Washington 4 18.2%
Total 22 100%

AGE Number Percent
17 or younger 2 9.1%
18 to 24 3 13.6%
25 to 34 7 31.8%
35 to 54 5 22.7%
55 to 74 5 22.7%
Total 22 100%
Median age: 34

SEX Number Percent
Female 12 54.5%
Male 10 45.5%
Total 22 100%

Resources

 Media contact

OHA External Relations

phd.communications@dhsoha.state.or.us

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