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Health officials confirm Kern County's second vaping-related illness

Posted at 5:43 PM, Sep 25, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-09 18:49:04-04

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — On Wednesday, the Kern County Public Health Department confirmed the county's second vaping-related illness.

Officials have not released any more details relating to the case but this comes just one day after they confirmed the county's first vaping-related illness.

At that time, the California Department of Public Health issued a statement that said it had "received reports that 90 people in California who have a history of vaping were hospitalized for severe breathing problems and lung damage, and two people have died."

On September 16, officials in Tulare County announced a person had died after complications related to using e-cigarettes