CDC has issued a flu warning after 20 children have died from it so far this season. 49 states. 22 deaths in Oklahoma so far this year, only 5 last year. Children and over 65 most vulnerable. 3 months left in flu season a shot now would take 2 weeks to become effective. Carry hand sanitize, use it after handling paper and coin money and grocery carts.
kfor.com–Jan 11, 2018
OKLAHOMA CITY –Health officials say the flu is taking its toll on Oklahomans, adding that the number of deaths associated with the virus is on the rise. Experts say that 231 people had to be hospitalized within the last week due to the flu virus, bringing the total number of hospitalizations to 1,020 …
CBS News–Jan 11, 2018
CBS News medical contributor Dr. Tara Narula reports that the strain of flu that’s spreading this season, H3N2, tends to hit younger and older people harder than others. “This is a bad bug,” said Dr. Daniel Jernigan, director of the CDC’s Influenza Division. “In years when there is H3N2, we do see that there …
~ Reported by Jim Lantern
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Friday night 12 January 2018