6 Died In Oklahoma News: The associated press earlier today reported that issues regarding increasing cases of flu in midwestern U.S. state and capital. CDS has also warned that flu vaccines don’t remain of many effects if the virus is assertive. Thus, leading to more and more deaths and hospitalizations. This commanding flu virus thus far is recognized as influenza A (H3N2) by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports. Keeping an eye on statistics, in 2014, total 114 deaths were recorded. In 2016 [Last flu season], 110 deaths were recorded. And, since September 1, more than 250 people have been hospitalized as of Thursday.
Moreover, this is not the only targeted location. Also in Amsterdam and Gloversville, Dr. Howard Zucker, a state Health Commissioner, wants folks to follow some guidelines. At the same time, releasing a press statement that “This is a sensible way to prevent the spread of the flu.”
- Visitors with rash, diarrhea or respiratory symptoms will be prohibited from visiting patients. These symptoms include fever, sore throat, cough, shortness of breath.
- Children 12 and under will be prohibited from visiting patients’ rooms, as they are more likely to have and transmit respiratory infections.
- A maximum of two visitors will be permitted in a patient’s room at any one time.
Besides, at a distance of 1601.8 mi [23 h 53 min], 144 have been hospitalized, and three people have died. As observed by State Department of Public Health, some typical symptoms of the flu are eye pain, headache, runny nose, coughing, sore throat, aching muscles, sudden fever. Another compelling mark to note out is that all three who died are aged over 65 years. Since more details are not revealed about any of the three cases. 250 Hospitalized, 6 Died In Oklahoma since the start of the current flu season in September 2017 says Oklahoma State Department of Health.