"While there have been cases of adverse effects from synthetic cannabinoids, we have not seen the severe bleeding on this scale", Melaney Arnold, a spokeswoman for the Illinois Department of Public Health, said Tuesday in a statement to The Washington Post.
Three deaths in IL are being connected to the use of synthetic cannabinoids.
A 22-year-old man from Chicago died at an Oak Lawn hotel after using synthetic marijuana, according to the Oak Lawn Police Department (OLPD).
Synthetic cannabinoids are chemicals sprayed on plant matter and smoked or sold as liquids to be used in e-cigarettes. "The recent cases of severe bleeding are evidence of the harm synthetic cannabinoids can cause".
The health effects of using synthetic cannabinoids can be unpredictable, unsafe and possibly life-threatening because it's hard to know what's in them or how a person will be react to them.
Information forwarded to the Pottawattamie County Board of Health from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention indicated that 94 people had gone to various emergency rooms with serious unexplained bleeding between March 10 and April 5.
3 men charged with selling synthetic marijuana that continues to be associated with two fatalities happen to be held with bond.
IL alone has reported 107 cases, and three people have died, the state's Department of Public Health said Monday.
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The number was 56 cases a week ago.
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The reported cases include: 89 in IL, two in IN, one in Maryland, one in Missouri and one in Wisconsin.
HEALTH- Governor Andrew Cuomo issued a bleeding outbreak advisory regarding synthetic marijuana.
The severe symptoms people are having because of the drugs include coughing up blood, blood in the urine, severe bloody nose, bleeding gums, and internal bleeding.
Several patients and samples of so-called synthetic marijuana from IL have tested positive for a lethal ingredient often used in rat poison, the CDC and IL authorities said.
The CDC sent a team to assist the Illinois Department of Public Health with the epidemiologic investigation. A person in that situation could also call 911 for help.