11 new flu deaths reported, dozens hospitalized

Now, the Oklahoma State Department of Health says 48 deaths related to the flu have been recorded.

"The flu virus can be extremely risky to people who have compromised immune systems, cancer, kidney disease and other chronic conditions", said Dr. David Priest, medical director for infection prevention at Novant Health. No pediatric deaths have been reported this season.

Sixteen more people died from complications of the flu in North Carolina last week, making it the deadliest week this flu season as the prevalence of the viral illness continues to increase.

"We have seen the same trend here in Ross County, with a total of 31 influenza-associated hospitalizations, 14 of those cases in just the past week", said Michelle Long, infectious disease nurse with the Ross County Health District.

As of Wednesday, there have been 125 hospitalizations due to flu.

What is new with Nokia 3310 ?
Yes, the expected Nokia 3310 reboot from HMD Global could even steal the headlines from the likes of LG, Huawei, Moto and Samsung. We heard last month that 3310 will be revived by Nokia with a new design and firmware but it will follow the same legacy.

Flu-like symptoms include fever, cough, sore throat, runny nose, body aches, headache, chills and fatigue.

The county says while children under six months old can not get a flu shot, there are other ways to protect them.

Flu can be a serious illness for the elderly, children younger than 5, pregnant women, and people with certain medical conditions, such as asthma, diabetes or heart disease. The flu vaccine can be administered to anyone 6 months of age or older. Oklahoma remains in a "widespread" flu activity category.

The Forsyth health department at 799 Highland Ave.is offering free flu shots, Hunter said.

Related Articles

  • World Health Organization lists deadly bacteria in bid to push antibiotics R&D

    It's getting harder to treat people for drug-resistant infections in the resource-limited settings in which we work. The WHO also point out that new drugs on their own will not solve the problem of antimicrobial resistance.
    Huawei P10 release date, news and features

    Huawei P10 release date, news and features

    And Huawei is certainly keeping up with the latest smartphone trends by giving the device a large screen with slim bezels. As for pricing, the P10 will carry a price tag of 649 euros ($685), while the P10 Plus will start at 699 euros ($738).

    HPD: 8-year-old shot, killed after accident in south Houston

    Thomas told the police officers that the light at the intersection was changing from green to yellow as she approached it. The woman who allegedly shot and killed eight-year-old DeMaree Atkins fled the area in a dark-colored, four-door sedan.
  • Russian Federation denies accusations of bombing US-backed opposition fighters in Syria

    The incident on Tuesday marked the second time in a month that Russian aircraft mistakenly attacked friendly forces. In addition, there is the Syrian Arab Coalition backed by the U.S.

    South Korean Prosecutors to Indict Samsung Heir on Bribery Charges

    And that has enormous implications not just for a global business conglomerate, but South Korea as a whole. After the prosecutors' announcement Tuesday, Samsung said it would disband the secretive office.

    Asus ZenFone 3 Zoom US launch delayed to add "better specs"

    The company claims that the smartphone integrates seamlessly with YouTube, Facebook and many other various streaming apps. Under the hood, the smartphone powered by Qualcomm Quad-core Snapdragon Processor and coupled with 2GB of RAM .
  • Paul Ryan: 'I believe' Trump supports entitlement reform for future generations

    Paul Ryan: 'I believe' Trump supports entitlement reform for future generations

    Ryan said it was clear Russian Federation was trying to meddle in the election. "Not in the least", he said. They gave us a system where costs went up not down.

    Antonio Brown Agrees To Deal Making Him Highest Paid WR In NFL

    Last offseason, the two-time Pro Bowler released a rap song in which he said he wants to make $15 million a year. Kansas City Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles is due $9.09 million in 2017; Peterson is owed $14 million.

    Jo-Wilfried Tsonga beats Nick Kyrgios to reach Marseille final

    The much-maligned Australian was unable to defend his Marseille crown losing to Jo-Wilfred Tsonga 7-6 (7-5), 2-6, 6-4. Last week Tsonga won the Rotterdam title, where he came from a set down to beat the Belgian David Goffin.
  • LG Working On A SteamVR-Powered VR Headset In Collaboration With Valve

    LG Working On A SteamVR-Powered VR Headset In Collaboration With Valve

    With this new VR headset, it appears as though that LG is planning to take a different approach when it comes to virtual reality. We do not have any relationship with manufacturers, and all product choices are made by our editors, themselves.

    22 additional charges for Endymion crash suspect

    'The driver of a truck, identified as 25-year-old Neilson Rizzuto , travelled near the Endymion parade at around 6:42 p.m. At least three people were hospitalized overnight Saturday with moderate to serious injuries, authorities said.

    Martin Hanzal Traded to Wild; Coyotes Receive Draft Picks

    Chayka said that was an expression of frustration from the veteran winger who could also be dealt to a contender. The Arizona Coyotes traded Martin Hanzal to the Minnesota Wild, Arizona Sports' Craig Morgan reported Sunday.