Flu, Pneumonia and Allergies

Flu & pneumonia

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

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
Book review: 'Sick Simon' by Dan Krall
Disgustingly awesome children’s book helps teach children how to prevent spreading germs. Read More
58 Oklahomans have died from flu this season
Since September, 58 residents have died because of flu-related complications, 43 of whom were 65 or older, the state Health Department reported Thursday. This time last year, 25 Oklahomans had died from the flu, including two children, and in 2013 during the same time, 17 Oklahomans had died of the flu. Read More
Oklahoma health officials say 11 more deaths due to flu
The Oklahoma Department of Health says influenza has taken the lives of 11 people during the past week. Health officials reported Thursday 58 Oklahomans have died due to flu-related illness since the flu season began Sept. 28. About 1,400 others have been hospitalized, including 116 during the past week.... Read More
Oklahoma City middle school student dies from flu complications
A student at Taft Middle School in Oklahoma City Public Schools has died from complications related to the flu, school district officials confirmed Wednesday. Read More
Oklahoma's flu toll rises
Sixteen more Oklahomans were confirmed Thursday to have died from the flu, with 100 more hospitalized because of the illness. This season’s numbers are more than double what was seen at the same time last season. Read More
Flu Q&A: Why does the vaccine change each year?
A look at how the flu shot is created every year and why the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says this year’s vaccine hasn’t been very effective. Read More
Nine new flu deaths reported in Oklahoma
Since late September, 31 Oklahomans have died because of the flu, 23 of whom were 65 or older. Read More