vaping illness

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More than 500 people have been diagnosed with vaping-related breathing illnesses including five cases in Georgia, but the cause remains unknown, U.S. health officials said Thursday. An eighth death was also reported.

The Georgia Department of Public Health says in addition to the five confirmed cases, officials are investigating about 10 possible vaping-related illnesses.

Nam Y. Huh / AP

The Georgia Department of Public Health said Monday two cases of vaping illness have been reported in the state.

Nationwide, five people have died and more than 450 possible cases of vaping-related lung disease are being investigated by the Centers For Disease Control and Prevention.