44 Oklahomans hospitalized with the flu this season

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OKLAHOMA CITY (KFOR) – Health officials warn that the flu virus is continuing to take hold in communities across Oklahoma.

Officials with the Oklahoma State Department of Health announced this week that five Oklahoma patients had been hospitalized with the flu, bringing the total number of hospitalizations to 44 since Sept. 1.

Health officials said the flu claimed the lives of 85 Oklahomans last flu season and led to more than 2,891 hospitalizations statewide. Last flu season was the longest flu season in a decade, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Symptoms of the flu include fever, chills, muscle aches, cough, congestion, runny nose, headaches and fatigue.

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