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Health officials: Flu cases on the rise in Oklahoma

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OKLAHOMA CITY –  Health officials say the flu virus is just starting to take hold of Oklahomans this fall.

The Oklahoma State Department of Health says 14 patients have been diagnosed with the flu since Sept. 28, 2014.

Adair and Oklahoma counties both reported five flu cases each this year.

According to the health department’s data, it seems the 2014 flu season is following a similar path as the past two flu seasons.

The highest number of flu cases is usually recorded in the state in late January or early February.