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2019-11-08 | 07:20
[size=18]WASHINGTON (Reuters) - There are 2,051 confirmed and probable cases and two new deaths from a mysterious respiratory disease linked to e-smoking, bringing the death toll to 39, health officials said on Friday.
Last week, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported 1,888 cases and 37 deaths.
As of November 5, 39 people had been confirmed to have died of cyber-related illness in 34 states and the District of Columbia.
Investigators did not associate these cases with any particular product or ingredient, but cited oils in electronic smoking devices containing THC, a psychoactive substance in marijuana, as a risk factor.