Ind. State Health Dept. Asks Hospitals To Report Possible Vaping-Related Illness

Health departments in other states report severe respiratory illnesses in adolescents who vape.

(Indianapolis, Ind.) - Reported vaping-related illness in Illinois and Wisconsin has prompted action by the Indiana State Department of Health.

The Wisconsin Department of Health Services recently recorded nearly a dozen cases where adolescents who reported vaping developed severe respiratory illnesses. The Illinois Department of Health is now investigating three similar cases in which the patients had shortness of breath, fatigue and chest pain. Some became so ill they needed mechanical ventilation.

Although there have been no reported cases here, the Indiana State Department of Health has sent an advisory to Indiana hospitals and other medical providers to report any young patients with a history of vaping who unexpectedly develop severe respiratory illnesses.

Officials said it’s not currently known what specific products or chemicals may be linked to the illnesses.

More from Local News


Events

  • Pound Class

    PoundFit with SamK ~ Cardio inspired by drumming! Burn calories, tone muscles and build strength all while moving to the beat of the music!! This 45 minute jam session will change your life!! All you need to bring is water, a yoga mat if you have one and $5! Every Wednesday 6pm at Heritage Hall and every Friday at 6:00 p.m. at Rising Sun Church of Christ (this location may sometimes change due to church functions).

    at Heritage Hall
  • Bipolar and Depression Support Group

    There is a comfort to be around those who are like us. This group is not led by professionals. Rather guided by "seasoned peers" who know first hand your struggles. For Adult Men and Women 18 years and up.

    at Lawrenceburg Community Center
  • Bountiful Hearts Meal

    Enjoy a free community meal with us!

    at First Presbyterian Church Harrison

Here's When You Can Expect Traffic Lights On US 50 Back To Normal

Repaving of U.S. 50 has required a change in the way traffic signals operate this summer.

Driver Hurt In Stateline Road Head-On Collision

The crash happened Tuesday evening near Sugar Ridge Lane.

Local Sports Report - August 20

Jac-Cen-Del boys soccer romped over a county rival Tuesday.

10+ Pounds Won The FLW Bass Fishing League Tournament At Tanners Creek

A Hamilton, Ohio resident was first and a Greendale resident placed second at the FLW Bass Fishing League tournament on the Ohio River.

Beacon Ortho: As School Begins, Remember To Lighten Up

Doctors with Beacon Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine say schoolchildren's backpacks can cause harm if they get too weighed down with books and other items.

On Air

Bubba Bo playing
Carrie Underwood - Cry Pretty

Chris Young Raised On Country 8:46
Luke Combs One Number Away 8:42
Eric Paslay Friday Night 8:35
Daryle Singletary Too Much Fun 8:25