Flu Deaths Climb Up To 12 In Oklahoma, State Health Department Reports
The number of flu deaths in the state has gone up to 12 since Sept. 1, the Oklahoma State Department of Health reported.
Influenza is a highly contagious respiratory illness caused by a virus which is spread by infected people coughing, sneezing or touching a surface handled by others. Its impact can be severe in some cases, especially among seniors, young children, pregnant women and people with underlying medical conditions, according to the CDC.
The CDC states the best way to prevent the flu is to get vaccinated.