Oklahoma health official to answer questions about West Nile virus Wednesday during NewsOK chat
Phil Maytubby, chief of public health protection at the Oklahoma City-County Health Department, will answer questions at 2 p.m. Wednesday about the mosquito-borne illness during a live chat on NewsOK.
Oklahoma has seen more cases of West Nile virus than ever before, leaving some residents wondering why.
Phil Maytubby, chief of public health protection at the Oklahoma City-County Health Department, will answer questions about West Nile virus in an online chat Wednesday at 2 p.m.
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Anyone interested can find the chat at www.Newsok.com/health. Readers are welcome to ask questions and participate in the conversation.
Thus far this year, there have been 127 reported cases of West Nile virus and eight confirmed deaths in Oklahoma.
West Nile virus is cyclical, peaking every three to four years. The last spike in cases came in 2007, with 107 reported cases.