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 >>
KTEN's Jocelyn Lockwood broke the news on KTEN News Midday, where KTEN-TV and KTEN.com viewers heard from Oklahoma State Epidemiologist Dr. Kristy Bradley make the official announcement.
The announcement occurred at an 11am news conference Tuesday in Oklahoma City.
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. The person became ill after returning from a trip to Mexico.
Oklahoma joins 38 other states with cases of swine flu confirmed through the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. More than 400 cases have been reported nationally, and one death, a toddler from south Texas.
Oklahoma doctors are routinely sending in samples from patients with flu-like symptoms, and several of those have been sent on to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for further testing.
KTEN's Meredith Saldana is speaking with Pontotoc County Health Department officials and will update this story Tuesday on KTEN News at 5.
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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 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 >>
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 >>