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E-Cigarette pneumonia outbreak affects Door County

Vaping mixed with marijuana has created a potentially deadly outbreak of pneumonia in 33 states, including Wisconsin and Door County.  The end result in many cases is intubation and artificial ventilation to try to keep the patient alive. Door County Health Officer Sue Powers says the cause is not yet known but marijuana use is likely involved.

 


Early symptoms include a cough, shortness of breath, chest pain, fatigue, and fever before blossoming into full-blown pneumonia. As with most illnesses, recognizing it early is key to successful treatment. Five cases have occurred so far in Door County.

 

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