Your Health MattersCalifornia Health

Actions

Third vaping-related illness confirmed in Kern County

KERO-Default-Image_1280x720.png
Posted at 4:29 PM, Oct 03, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-09 18:48:29-04

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — Kern County Public Health Services have confirmed a third vaping-associated hospitalization in Kern County.

Last week, health officials reported two other cases in the county but did not disclose any more details.

According to officials, there have been 104 cases and two deaths reported in California since June. This has prompted the California Department of Public Health to urge everyone to quit vaping -- no matter the substance or the source.

Kern County Public Health said it has been working with the California Department of Public Health and local healthcare providers to collect information and investigate what is in the vape materials that is making people sick.