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Tue November 24, 2009

H1N1: On the Run

Oklahoma City, OK – Swine flu seen as declining in Oklahoma

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) State health officials say the swine flu appears to be declining in the state.

But officials also warn that pandemics come in waves.

State Health Department spokesman Larry Weatherford says the number of people hospitalized has fallen significantly each of the past three weeks. He says the decline gives people a chance to get vaccinated in the event another wave of swine flu comes through the state.

Since Sept. 1 there have been 918 Oklahomans hospitalized with complications from swine flu and at least 34 people have died. Officials say 24 of those who died had underlying conditions.

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Information from: Tulsa World, http://www.tulsaworld.com