LONDON, Ont. – Health authorities in London, Ont., say a youth has been diagnosed with a severe respiratory illness related to vaping.
The case was reported on Wednesday by the Middlesex-London Health Unit, which is expected to release more information at a news conference at 2 p.m. ET.
Health Canada issued a warning recently urging people who vape to watch for symptoms such as a cough, shortness of breath and chest pain.
It also said that health-care professionals should ask patients about their use of e-cigarette products if they have respiratory symptoms.
Just last week, British Columbia’s top doctor said it was only a matter of time before Canada started to see people experiencing the severe effects of vaping.
Health officials in the United States are investigating a mysterious surge of severe breathing illnesses linked to vaping.
They have identified 380 confirmed and probable cases in 36 states and one territory, including six deaths.