PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — State officials say a second Oregon resident has received medical treatment for severe lung disease linked to vaping.

The Oregonian/OregonLive reports the person did not die from their illness, according to the Oregon Health Authority, which provided no other details about the person or where they were treated.

The reported case comes a week after state health officials announced that a middle-age Oregonian died from a respiratory illness tied to vaping cannabis.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says there have been roughly 450 cases of the lung disease reported in at least 33 states so far, and as many as five people with the illness have died.

Oregon health investigators believe the person in the state's fatal case purchased cannabis oil from two marijuana retail shops. They are trying to find leftover product to analyze.

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