Milwaukee Health Department says "Stop using any vape devices NOW.​"

After 16 individuals have been hospitalized after using vaping products, the City of Milwaukee Health Department is urging everyone to stop using any vape and or e-cigarette devices immediately. Many of these people showed up at the hospital with severe pneumonia like symptoms.

Health officials say all of the patients had used vape products in the weeks and months before going to the hospital.

“At this time, the specifics of the products are unknown. Residents are again strongly encouraged to not utilize any THC products containing e-liquid,” the Health Department said in a news release.

Health officials are also warning anyone with the following symptoms and have used vaping products, please contact your primary care physician immediately:

  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath
  • Fatigue
  • Fever
  • Anorexia
  • Pleuritic chest pain
  • Nausea
  • Diarrhea

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