Tulsa ranks among worst U.S. cities for the flu this year

Associated Press Published: January 17, 2013
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Tulsa was among 35 cities that Forbes reported in its list of cities having the worst flu seasons.

Tulsa's residents are experiencing the flu in "full force" this year, according to business magazine website.



This flu season, one-third of the people reported hospitalized in Oklahoma because of the flu have been in Tulsa County.

Since late September, 162 people in Tulsa County have been reported hospitalized with flu, according to the state Health Department.

Statewide, 484 have been hospitalized, and eight people have died because of flu-related complications. Three of those deaths were in Tulsa County.

Meanwhile, Oklahoma County has seen 100 fewer hospitalizations than Tulsa County, with 62 people reported hospitalized because of the flu since Sept. 30.

No one from Oklahoma County has been reported dead because of the flu.

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