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Associate Professor Louis Irving recalls the condition coming to light in 2019.

‘There were sporadic cases in the US of young people presenting with an acute mysterious illness, often with respiratory failure, and some of them actually died,’ he told newsGP.

‘And it was like an atypical pneumonia. A flu-like illness [with] hypoxia and respiratory failure.

‘Then it became apparent that it was associated with usually young people, [who were] usually vaping with e-cigarettes.’

Associate Professor Irving is talking about E-cigarette or Vaping-Associated Lung Injury (EVALI), [...]