UPDATE 1-U.S. CDC flags 2 new deaths from lung illness possibly tied to vaping

更新1-U.S.CDC 指出2例新的肺癌死亡病例可能与吸食有关

2019-09-07 01:59:49 Reuters

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By Manas Mishra Sept 6 (Reuters) - U.S. health authorities on Friday said two Americans had died from lung illness that were possibly tied to vaping, bringing the total count of such deaths to three as officials probe whether a "cluster" of lung illnesses are linked to e-cigarette use. One other death was under investigation, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said, adding that it was probing possible links with vaping to 450 cases of lung illness around the country. The two latest confirmed deaths occurred in July in Oregon and Indiana, CDC's acting deputy director of non-infectious diseases, Ileana Aris, told reporters at a media briefing. The CDC said the total count of confirmed cases of illness linked to vaping remained at 215, the same as its update last month, but that a number of other cases of lung illnesses remained under investigation. Staff from health agencies, including the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), said they have not linked the illnesses to any specific e-cigarette product or any particular substance in the e-cigarettes. Juul, in which Altria Group Inc has an over 30% stake, is the dominant e-cigarette maker in the U.S. market. Separately, the New England Journal of Medicine published a study showing 84% of 53 patients with lung illnesses in Illinois and Wisconsin reported using tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the psychoactive component of cannabis, in e-cigarettes.
Manas Mishra 路透9月6日电---美国卫生当局周五表示,两名美国人因可能与吸食有关的肺部疾病死亡,导致死亡总人数增至3人,因官员们调查一组肺部疾病是否与电子香烟使用有关. 美国疾病控制和预防中心(疾病预防控制中心(CDC))表示,另一例死亡病例正在接受调查,并补充说,它正在调查全国450例肺部疾病患者可能与吸食有关的情况。 疾病预防控制中心(CDC)的非传染病代理副主任伊利亚娜·阿里斯在一次媒体简报中告诉记者,最近证实的两起死亡事件发生在今年7月的俄勒冈州和印第安纳州。疾病预防控制中心(CDC)说,与上个月的最新数据一样,确诊的与吸食有关的疾病病例总数仍为215例,但其他一些肺病病例仍在调查中。 包括美国食品药品监督管理局(Food and Drug Administration)( FDA )在内的卫生机构的工作人员说,他们没有将这些疾病与任何特定的电子香烟产品或电子香烟中的任何特定物质联系起来。 Juul 是美国市场上占主导地位的电子香烟制造商, Altria 集团持有该公司超过30%的股份。 另外,《新英格兰医学杂志》发表的一项研究显示,在伊利诺斯州和威斯康辛53名肺部疾病患者中,84%的人在电子香烟中使用大麻的精神活性成分四氢麻酚( THC )。

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