Topline: A 13th person died from vaping-related illness Thursday while the number of reported cases increased 52% in the last week, according to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), but no vaping product or chemical has yet been pinpointed as the cause.
- The 13th fatality was reported in North Carolina, according to the Wall Street Journal.
- Florida, Georgia and Mississippi reported their first vaping-related deaths this week.
- The total number of cases is 805, a 52% increase from last week’s 530 reported cases. It is unclear when symptoms began in the new cases, as the CDC has not made that information available.