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Ten Idahoans hospitalized with vaping illnesses, including one from panhandle

Health officials say no single substance has been associated with these cases.

BOISE, Idaho — The number of Idahoans hospitalized with vaping-related illnesses continues to rise.

The Idaho Department of Health and Welfare now says 10 people have been hospitalized with respiratory symptoms, including cough, shortness of breath and chest pain. One of the ten cases was reported from the Panhandle Health District in North Idaho.

No single substance has been associated with the cases.

The state Department of Health is also working with federal and state partners in neighboring states, including Oregon, to investigate the nationwide outbreak.

At last check, there were two cases of severe lung and respiratory illness related to e-cigarette use and vaping in Spokane County.

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Nationwide, 33 people have died and nearly 1,900 people have been hospitalized in connection with the outbreak.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says those numbers could go up because of a lag in reporting.

KTVB staff contributed to this report. 

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