Wednesday, May 6 2009 10:38 AM EDT2009-05-06 14:38:38 GMT
No confirmed cases of the new H1N1 flu virus have been reported in Grayson County. U.S. health officials are no longer recommending that schools close because of H1N1 flu. More >>
Officials across North Texas and Southern Oklahoma are springing into action, taking precautions for if the swine flu hits here. KTEN's Katy Blakey has more.
The unique strain has reportedly killed dozens of people in Mexico, and officials now confirm forty cases in the U.S.
All of the Americans who contracted the virus have recovered we're told. The majority of those cases came from a high school in New York where students had returned from spring break in Mexico.
There have been no deaths due to the flu in America.
President Obama is urging folks to be calm.
But all across the country hospitals and health departments are reacting. In Oklahoma, Bryan County health officials met this morning to discuss their preparedness plan.
"We are monitoring this situation very closely," said Michelle Tidwell, a District Nurse Manager of southeastern Oklahoma. "We are educating our healthcare providers. One thing we are telling everybody is to ramp up those hygiene procedures you should be doing - good washing that lasts for a good 20 seconds. One good thing is to say your ABC's when you're washing your hands."
The Grayson County Health Department has teamed up with Texoma Medical Center and Wilson N. Jones hospital. We'll let you know what actions Grayson County health officials are taking on our later newscasts.
Katy Blakey, KTEN News
Local Health Officials Prepare For Swine FluMore>>
Wednesday, April 29 2009 11:31 PM EDT2009-04-30 03:31:35 GMT
A child in Grayson County has tested positive for the flu. Those initial tests are in a state lab to see if it's just the seasonal flu, or all out swine flu. KTEN's Vanessa Bolano was at the Grayson County Health Department to sort the details out.More >>
Tuesday, May 5 2009 12:15 PM EDT2009-05-05 16:15:55 GMT
Oklahoma health officials say they have identified the first confirmed case of swine flu in Oklahoma. The patient in Pontotoc County in southeast Oklahoma did not require hospitalization and is expected to make a full recovery. More >>
Tuesday, May 5 2009 5:30 PM EDT2009-05-05 21:30:26 GMT
An Austin College faculty member was identified late Monday, May 4, as having a case of type A influenza (common flu). A resident of Collin County, the individual is currently being treated and will remain at home for at least the remainder of the week.More >>
Tuesday, May 5 2009 12:21 PM EDT2009-05-05 16:21:47 GMT
The Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH) announced Tuesday that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have confirmed a case of 2009 H1N1 influenza (swine flu) virus in Oklahoma.More >>
Monday, May 4 2009 10:03 PM EDT2009-05-05 02:03:38 GMT
There are still no confirmed cases of the "H-1-N-1" virus in Oklahoma. More than forty confirmed cases, though, in Texas. And now, after all the hype, scientists believe it may be no more deadly than the regular flu. Still, local schools are taking every precaution. KTEN's Deeda Payton spoke to Denison's Superintendent. More >>
Tuesday, April 28 2009 5:22 PM EDT2009-04-28 21:22:10 GMT
Oklahoma is swine flu free, but with neighboring states like Texas and Kansas confirming cases, the Sooner State is stepping up efforts to stay germ free. KTEN's Vanessa Bolano has what they're doing to stay germ free.More >>
Tuesday, April 28 2009 11:26 AM EDT2009-04-28 15:26:14 GMT
Ardmore City Schools is maintaining close communications with the Carter County Health Department to monitor the swine flu situation. The district encourages parents and students to monitor our website and the Center for Disease Control website for up-to-date information.More >>