Second vaping-related hospitalization reported in Kern County

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File – In this Aug. 28, 2019, file photo, a man exhales while smoking an e-cigarette in Portland, Maine. The U.S. government has refined how it is measuring an outbreak of breathing illnesses in people who vape, now counting only cases that are most closely linked to electronic cigarette use. Health officials on Thursday, Sept. 12, 2019 said 380 confirmed cases and probable cases have been reported in 36 states and one U.S. territory. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty, File)

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) — Kern County Public Health officials say a second person has been hospitalized with a vaping-related illness.

Officials confirmed the second case with 17 News Wednesday evening. The first case was reported by county health officials Monday.

Health officials did not identify the person or provide more details on the person’s illness.

In California 90 other cases have been linked to vaping as a string of illnesses have led to the deaths of two people in Los Angeles and Tulare counties.

Across the country, more than 500 people have been hospitalized with a severe lung illness. The FDA and CDC are looking into whether black market THC could be responsible.

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