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First pediatric flu death of ’23-’24 season recorded in Oklahoma

Posted on AllSides January 30th, 2024
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OKLAHOMA CITY (KFOR) – The Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH) says a child has died from the flu in southeast Oklahoma. According to OSDH, Oklahoma has seen over 900 flu hospitalizations and 16 deaths since Sept. 1, 2023, including the child, who was under 5 years old. “Oklahoma is likely now entering our peak influenza season,” said Kendra Dougherty, director of the OSDH Infectious Disease Prevention and Response program. “Even though influenza activity is decreasing nationally, Oklahoma experienced a delayed start in increasing activity than the rest of the...

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