OKLAHOMA CITY – The former state continues to be affected by the flu this season as fatalities continue to rise.
On Thursday, the Oklahoma Ministry of Health announced that the flu claimed the lives of 21 Oklahomans and led to more than 522 nationwide hospital admissions. Most deaths occurred in patients over 65 years old.
Ministry of Health officials say residents in Tulsa, Oklahoma, and Cleveland have the highest incidence of influenza hospitalization
Flu symptoms include fever, chills, muscle aches, cough, and constipation Nose, runny nose, headache and tiredness.
Public health officials recommend the following prevention tips:
- Get a healthy lifestyle by eating nutritious foods, exercising regularly and enjoying a good night's sleep.
- Wash your hands frequently with soap and water or alcoholic products such as hand gel if your hands are not visibly soiled. 19659009] Use handkerchiefs to cover coughing and sneezing, dispose of them and wash your hands immediately. If tissue is not readily available, you will cough, not into your hands.
- Stay home when you feel ill.