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ADVISORY CONCERNING ELECTRONIC CIGARETTES, THE PRACTICE OF “VAPING,” “JUULING” AND USE OF OTHER ELECTRONIC NICOTINE DELIVERY SYSTEMS OR ENDS

Carbon Monoxide poisoning

Reportable by Providers
Carbon Monoxide poisoning

Agent: Carbon monoxide (CO), an odorless, colorless and poisonous gas

Description of illness:   CO poisoning often causes dizziness, headache, nausea and shortness of breath. CO poisoning can cause death within minutes inside enclosed, semi-enclosed or poorly ventilated areas. All people are at risk for CO poisoning. Certain groups are more easily affected, including infants, children, pregnant women and those with chronic heart disease, anemia or respiratory problems.