Flu, Pneumonia and Allergies

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Flu, Pneumonia and Allergies:

Being prepared when flu and allergy seasons arrive can help avoid danger. Because the flu often leads to pneumonia, know it: Flu, Pneumonia and Allergies has many resources here that are relevant for all three.

Flu News from NewsOK

More Oklahoma parents are 'opting out' of vaccinating children, raising concerns
State is one of about 18 that make immunizations voluntary for school attendance Read More
Flu deaths in Oklahoma top 100
Most of those who have died from the flu have been among people 65 or older, with 77 residents in this age range dying since late September. Two children 4 or younger also have died. Read More
3 new influenza deaths bring Oklahoma season total to 101
A record-breaking flu season in Oklahoma has brought the state’s death total to more than 100. The Oklahoma Department of Health reported Thursday that three new deaths were recorded during the past week due to flu. The previous record of 72 deaths set last year was broken in February. Health officials say more... Read More
Oklahoma's flu death toll rises to 98
Oklahoma’s death toll from flu-related complications this season has risen to 98, the highest number of deaths the state has on record for a flu season. More than 2,000 residents have been hospitalized since September because of the flu, another state record. Read More
4 more influenza-related deaths reported in Oklahoma
Four new deaths due to influenza have been reported in Oklahoma to bring the record number of deaths in the state this flu season to 94. The Oklahoma State Department of Health says more than 2,000 people have now been hospitalized or died as a result of the flu since the season began Sept. 28. The previous... Read More
A look at Oklahoma's flu season, history
State Epidemiologist Kristy Bradley chatted with reporters Jaclyn Cosgrove and Juliana Keeping Monday afternoon to discuss the flu virus, shot and history. Below is an unedited transcript of the chat. Read More
Oklahoma health officials say 6 more flu deaths in state
Oklahoma health officials say six more deaths due to influenza have been reported to bring the record number of deaths in the state to 90. The previous record of 72 flu deaths — set during the 2013-2014 flu season — was broken earlier this month. Statistics released by the Oklahoma Department of Health Thursday... Read More
Oklahoma flu deaths climb to 84 for season
More than 1,900 people have been hospitalized in Oklahoma by flu or its complications since late September 2014. Read More
Historical accounts detail wave of flu deaths in Oklahoma during 1918 pandemic
Newspaper reports and recorded first-person interviews describe the 1918 flu pandemic that killed millions throughout the world and thousands in Oklahoma. Read More
Oklahoma medical notes for Feb. 15, 2015
Oklahoma medical notes for Feb. 15, 2015 Read More
82 Oklahomans have died from flu this season
This is the highest number of flu deaths that Oklahoma has seen since the state Health Department started tracking flu deaths in 2009. Read More
68 Oklahomans confirmed dead from flu
Since late September, 68 Oklahoma residents have been confirmed to have died from flu-related complications, the state Health Department reported Thursday morning. Read More
What you need to know about the 2015 flu outbreak in Oklahoma
Flu season always takes a toll, making millions sick and claiming thousands of lives in the U.S. each year. The Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation offers helpful information. Read More