By Jaclyn Cosgrove, Staff Writer | Updated: Thu, Jan 22, 2015
Sixteen more Oklahomans were confirmed Thursday to have died from the flu, with 100 more hospitalized because of the illness. This season’s numbers are more than double what was seen at the same time last season.
By Jaclyn Cosgrove, Staff Writer | Published: Sat, Dec 27, 2014
Since late September, six Oklahomans have died from the flu. So far this year, seasonal influenza A H3N2 viruses have been most common, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. There often are more severe flu illnesses, hospitalizations, and deaths during seasons when these viruses are most common, according to the CDC.
BY JACLYN COSGROVE, Staff Writer | Updated: Thu, Oct 23, 2014
Health officials announced Thursday the first laboratory-confirmed cases of flu in Oklahoma. One case is in an Oklahoma County resident younger than 5, and the child was not hospitalized for influenza. The other case is a Tulsa County resident also younger than 5 who was hospitalized.