Other Human Disease — United States
The federal government has zeroed in on vitamin E acetate as one of the main causes of a mysterious lung illness affecting more than 2000 people.
Officials from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) say they have found the chemical in the lungs of 29 patients across 10 states.
“These findings provide direct evidence of vitamin E acetate at the primary site of injury within the lungs,” said Dr. Anne Schuchat, principal deputy director of the CDC.
The findings represent a