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Oklahoma reports first pediatric flu death of this season

Posted on AllSides January 30th, 2024
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Oklahoma health officials have reported the first pediatric flu death of this season. The fatal case was reported in a child from southeast Oklahoma who was younger than 5 years old. “Oklahoma is likely now entering our peak influenza season even though influenza activity is decreasing nationally," a State Department of Health official said, noting a delayed start for the season here. Flu activity across the state is high and has continued to increase, especially over the past several weeks, OSDH said in a news release Tuesday. Since Sept. 1,...

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