Flu Responsible for 86 Deaths in North and Northeast Texas

With 7 more flu deaths in Dallas County, toll doubles last season's

Dukes says almost 15-hundred people have been hospitalized since flu season began.

Seven more flu deaths were recorded in Tulsa County since the start of this season, as hospitalizations continue to far surpass the numbers seen last flu season.

The Cuyahoga County Public Health Collaborative reported the totals Thursday in its influenza report for the week of January 7-13.

The Douglas County Health Department said child care centers across the metro are vulnerable places during the flu season because the virus hits the young and old particularly hard.

We've confirmed three influenza-associated deaths and 233 hospitalizations in Oklahoma County for the 2017-2018 flu season. The Ashtabula County Health Department said the person was over 65 years old.

Signs the flu could be peaking in St. Louis County - new cases for the week ending January 14th totaled 1074, that's down from 1282 the previous week.

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Established in 1954, Oklahoma City-County Health Department (OCCHD) is committed to protecting health, promoting wellness and preventing disease to ensure a healthy future for the Oklahoma County-area community.

The flu season typically lasts from October through May.

If you get sick, look out for severe aches and pains in your muscles and joints, notable fatigue and weakness, headaches and a high fever.

Doctors recommend that everyone over the age of 6 months get the flu vaccine.

Visit www.tulsa-health.org for more information about the flu, including flu vaccination clinic locations and hours of operation, and accepted insurance and other methods of payment.

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