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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.
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.
Through December 31, 2019
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.
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.
Updates and MMWR reports
Syndromic Surveillance for E-Cigarette, or Vaping,Product Use–Associated Lung Injury
of Bronchoalveolar Lavage Fluid from Patients in an Outbreak of E-cigarette, or
Vaping, Product Use-Associated Lung Injury — 10 state, August-October 2019.
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