The Montana Department of Public Health & Human Services said in a press release on Monday that it has confirmed two more cases of illness related to the national outbreak of e-cigarette use, or vaping.
Montana now has five identified cases, including one death.
DPHHS officials said one new case involves a person from Cascade County in their teens who was initially hospitalized over the summer and then again in October.
The second new case involves a person from Lake County in their 30s who was also hospitalized in October.
Both of them are now recovering. One case reported a history of vaping nicotine and THC and the other THC only.
DPHHS State Medical Officer Dr. Greg Holzman said it’s not a surprise that more cases have been confirmed. “We continue to work with local public health on more investigations across the state,” Holzman said. “We appreciate the assistance from local public health, family members and the general public in sharing valuable information and vaping products that are being collected.”
The following information is the latest from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC):