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11:26 am
Fri January 28, 2011

The Flu Season

Tulsa, OK – OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Oklahoma health officials say another death associated with influenza has been reported.

The Oklahoma State Health Department said Thursday the fourth flu death reported since Sept. 1 was a Logan County resident in the 25-49 year age range. Health officials say 304 flu-related hospitalizations have been reported to the agency and 90 of those came between Jan. 16 and Saturday.

Several schools across the state also canceled classes or postponed activities because of high absences due to the flu.

The Health Department says 54 percent of those hospitalized with the flu were 18-years-old or younger.