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Oklahoma records first child flu death this season amid high influenza activity

Posted on AllSides January 30th, 2024
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The Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH) has confirmed the state's first death of a child from influenza this season. The death occurred in a southeast Oklahoma child under the age of five, and the death has been reported to the CDC. OSDH has reported high influenza activity across the state, and it has continued to increase over the past several weeks. • ALSO SEE: Remembering historian Angie Debo and her Oklahoma legacy Since September 1, 2023, Oklahoma has had over 900 influenza-associated hospitalizations and 16 deaths. "Oklahoma is likely...

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