Alberta Reports First Severe Vaping-related Lung Illness to Public Health Agency

EDMONTON — Alberta is reporting its first case of a severe vaping-related lung illness.

Dr. Deena Hinshaw, Alberta’s chief medical officer of health, says the province is monitoring the situation and working with health officials across Canada.

The Public Health Agency of Canada had asked provincial health officials to report any probable and confirmed cases as part of a national investigation into the illnesses.

The agency says Alberta’s case is the 15th vaping-associated illness reported in the country.

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