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Oakland County urges flu shots after reporting almost 1000 cases since October

Oakland County urges flu shots after reporting almost 1000 cases since October

Health officials reported 23 deaths last week.

Visit www.tulsa-health.org for more information about the flu, including flu vaccination clinic locations and hours of operation, and accepted insurance and other methods of payment.

Oklahoma City-County Health Department (OCCHD) epidemiologists are cautioning residents to take every preventative step available now in the midst of rising numbers of hospitalizations and deaths due to influenza across the state and nation.

Flu-associated hospitalizations in Cuyahoga County are at 794, which is a decrease from last season, the collaborative reported. "It is critical to get vaccinated, which is the best way to prevent the flu", said Leigh-Anne Stafford, health officer for Oakland County. Four pediatric influenza deaths, however, have been reported in the state.

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Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic called for an emergency national security meeting over the killing. He was shot five times in the chest, Efe news agency reported, quoting Serbian state TV.

As of January 6, Oakland County has more than 950 reported flu cases since October 1, 2017. The Centers for Disease Control classifies the flu outbreak in Texas this year as widespread.

So far, two people have died from the flu in Denton County. Almost 80% of confirmed flu cases are Type A, H3N2, with Type A, H1N1 and Type B, taking 10 percent (each) of the total cases.

Symptoms of the flu can include a sudden onset of fever, dry cough, headache, muscle aches, tiredness, sore throat and nasal congestion or stuffiness, according to DHEC.

The previous deadliest flu season was in 2014-2015, when 97 people died.

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