Category: Current Issues

Current Health Issues

10.11.19 – Clinical Guidance for Health Care Providers Evaluating Patients With Lung Injury Linked to Use of E-cigarette, or Vaping, Products

Health care providers should ask patients with respiratory or gastrointestinal symptoms about use of e-cigarette, or vaping, products; close follow-up advised October 11, 2019 — The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) today released updated interim clinical guidance for U.S. health care providers evaluating and caring for patients with lung injury associated with use […]

8.28.19 – Maryland Department of Health Investigates Severe Lung Illness in E-cigarette Users

August 28, 2019 (Baltimore, MD) – The Maryland Department of Health (MDH) and the Maryland Poison Center at the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy have identified five individuals who in the last two months developed severe lung illness after using e-cigarettes, often referred to as “vaping.”  Respiratory symptoms reported by patients included shortness of breath, […]

8.20.19 – Severe Respiratory Illness in Patients with a History of Vaping

The Maryland Department of Health (MDH) is investigating severe respiratory illnesses in people who reported vaping (including e-cigarettes) in the weeks and months prior to illness onset. Providers seeing patients with serious respiratory illness with no clear infectious etiology and a history of vaping are asked to report suspect cases to their local health department. In Anne […]

3.7.19 – Measles Information for Health Care Providers

Click here to view the original CDC.org article. Clinical Features Measles is an acute viral respiratory illness. It is characterized by a prodrome of fever (as high as 105°F) and malaise, cough, coryza, and conjunctivitis -the three “C”s -, a pathognomonic enanthema (Koplik spots) followed by a maculopapular rashExternal. The rash usually appears about 14 days […]