228 flu deaths recorded across Oklahoma with 42 fatalities in Tulsa County

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228 flu deaths recorded across Oklahoma with 42 fatalities in Tulsa County

"There were a significant number of cases this year, and outbreaks, and so we're still managing those", said Dr. Jason Cabaj, medical officer of health for the Calgary zone of Alberta Health Services.

Krzyzewskiville campsite at Duke University was closed briefly until further notice because of fears over the flu.

A woman in her 60s, with underlying medical conditions, also died as a result of complications related to the flu. Visitation was limited to 1-2 visitors per patient at a time, and children under the age of 18 could not visit the hospital unless for care.

A total of 276 people have died as a result of the virus since the flu season began October 1. The 2016-2017 flu season was considered very active, with 210 deaths reported by the end of May.

The number of new deaths and hospitalizations statewide between February 28 and Tuesday was two and 86, respectively.

The number of flu deaths has reached 228 for the season statewide. Included in the total are four pediatric deaths.

Health reports state that nearly all of the patients who died from the virus were over the age of 50.

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Tulsa and other county health departments have been offering free flu shots while supplies last.

Flu cases also are trending downward in Horry County, as only 203 were diagnosed in the past week.

More than 19,000 people have been hospitalized, making this year's flu season worse than last year's when 12,912 were hospitalized, according to state officials.

Ohl said recent statewide data show that the number of cases of illnesses similar to influenza is considerably higher this season than in the past and that the peak-transmission period is longer.

Flus generally are more serious in the youngest and oldest and those with compromised immune systems, but the flu this year has sent more children than adults and seniors to emergency rooms for treatment.

"We're starting to see a shift away from H3N2 towards influenza B, which typically happens toward the latter half of the season", Ohl said.

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