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Oklahoma's Flu Season Continues to be Much Milder than the Past Couple of Years

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The latest flu statistics are out, and there are still no deaths from the illness in Oklahoma this year. While Tulsa County leads the state in number of hospitalizations with 31, the good news is there are far fewer this flu season than in the past two years. Nicole Schlaefli is Epidemiologist with the Tulsa County Health Department. She says the vaccine is much more effective this year.

Schlaefli says it’s also likely people are practicing better hygiene this year such as frequent hand washing to keep the bug from spreading. And she says since flu season can extend well into spring, it’s not too late to get a shot.