• Oklahoma health officials say 6 more flu deaths in state

    BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS | Published: Thu, Feb 26, 2015

    Oklahoma health officials say six more deaths due to influenza have been reported to bring the record number of deaths in the state to 90. The previous record of 72 flu deaths — set during the 2013-2014 flu season — was broken earlier this month. Statistics released by the Oklahoma Department of Health Thursday also indicate that about 2,000 people have been hospitalized due to the flu since the season began Sept. 28. Of this season’s flu deaths, 69 were 65 or older and 12 were in the 50-64 age group. Three victims were aged 18-49, four were 5-17 and two victims were 4 or younger. Tulsa County has recorded the most deaths with 20, followed by Oklahoma County with 11 and five each in Garfield, Cleveland

  • Oklahoma flu deaths climb to 84 for season

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Thu, Feb 19, 2015

    More than 1,900 people have been hospitalized in Oklahoma by flu or its complications since late September 2014.

  • Historical accounts detail wave of flu deaths in Oklahoma during 1918 pandemic

    By Juliana Keeping, Staff Writer | Updated: Wed, Feb 18, 2015

    Newspaper reports and recorded first-person interviews describe the 1918 flu pandemic that killed millions throughout the world and thousands in Oklahoma.

  • Oklahoma medical notes for Feb. 15, 2015

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Sat, Feb 14, 2015

    Oklahoma medical notes for Feb. 15, 2015

  • 82 Oklahomans have died from flu this season

    By Jaclyn Cosgrove, Staff Writer | Updated: Thu, Feb 12, 2015

    This is the highest number of flu deaths that Oklahoma has seen since the state Health Department started tracking flu deaths in 2009.

  • 68 Oklahomans confirmed dead from flu

    By Jaclyn Cosgrove, Staff Writer | Updated: Thu, Feb 5, 2015

    Since late September, 68 Oklahoma residents have been confirmed to have died from flu-related complications, the state Health Department reported Thursday morning.

  • What you need to know about the 2015 flu outbreak in Oklahoma

    BY RYAN STEWART, For The Oklahoman | Published: Tue, Feb 3, 2015

    Flu season always takes a toll, making millions sick and claiming thousands of lives in the U.S. each year. The Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation offers helpful information.

  • Book review: 'Sick Simon' by Dan Krall

    By Ken Raymond, Book Editor | Published: Sun, Feb 1, 2015

    Disgustingly awesome children’s book helps teach children how to prevent spreading germs.

  • 58 Oklahomans have died from flu this season

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Updated: Thu, Jan 29, 2015

    Since September, 58 residents have died because of flu-related complications, 43 of whom were 65 or older, the state Health Department reported Thursday. This time last year, 25 Oklahomans had died from the flu, including two children, and in 2013 during the same time, 17 Oklahomans had died of the flu.

  • Oklahoma health officials say 11 more deaths due to flu

    Published: Thu, Jan 29, 2015

    The Oklahoma Department of Health says influenza has taken the lives of 11 people during the past week. Health officials reported Thursday 58 Oklahomans have died due to flu-related illness since the flu season began Sept. 28. About 1,400 others have been hospitalized, including 116 during the past week. Forty-three of the flu victims were 65 or older while eight were in the 50-64 age group, two were aged 18-49 and three were 5-17. Two victims have been younger than 4. Tulsa County has recorded the most deaths with 12, followed by Oklahoma and Garfield counties with five. A record 61 people died in the state during the last flu season to break the previous record of 46 deaths in the 2009 season, when the state

  • Oklahoma City middle school student dies from flu complications

    By Tim Willert, Staff Writer | Updated: Wed, Jan 28, 2015

    A student at Taft Middle School in Oklahoma City Public Schools has died from complications related to the flu, school district officials confirmed Wednesday.

  • Oklahoma's flu toll rises

    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.

  • Flu Q&A: Why does the vaccine change each year?

    By Jaclyn Cosgrove, Staff Writer | Updated: Sun, Jan 18, 2015

    A look at how the flu shot is created every year and why the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says this year’s vaccine hasn’t been very effective.

  • Nine new flu deaths reported in Oklahoma

    By Jaclyn Cosgrove, Staff Writer | Updated: Thu, Jan 15, 2015

    Since late September, 31 Oklahomans have died because of the flu, 23 of whom were 65 or older.

  • At least 22 Oklahomans have died from the flu, up from nine deaths last week

    By Jaclyn Cosgrove, Staff Writer | Updated: Thu, Jan 8, 2015

    The number of Oklahomans confirmed dead because of the flu has climbed to 22 residents, up from nine deaths last week, the state Health Department reported Thursday.

  • Three more Oklahomans die from the flu

    By Jaclyn Cosgrove, Staff Writer | Updated: Wed, Dec 31, 2014

    Hospitalizations reach 517 — double the number reported previous week

  • County and state health officials promote flu shots in Oklahoma

    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.

  • Flu kills two in Oklahoma

    By Jaclyn Cosgrove, Staff Writer | Updated: Thu, Dec 11, 2014

    There have been two deaths from the flu since Sept. 28 in Oklahoma. The Oklahoma Department of Health reports the deaths were in Carter and Oklahoma counties.

  • First flu cases of the season confirmed in Oklahoma

    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.




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