Oklahoma is under a 'flu alert'


Monday, November 24th 2003, 12:00 am
By: News On 6


The season of spiking fevers and upset stomachs started much earlier than expected this year. That has the state on flu alert.

The Oklahoma State Health Department reported 105 new cases of the flu last week. Several Tulsa day care workers told us while they have sick parents and staff. Their children haven't been hit yet.

Health experts are urging parents and childcare providers to take steps to stop the spread. Christine Rampey with YWCA of Tulsa: "We're always concerned about our children's health we always try to use our best hand washing techniques not only with the teachers but the children as well and then just sanitizing toys on a regular basis and just keeping everybody healthy that way.”

It's not too late to get a flu shot, for yourself and your kids. It takes about 2 weeks for the shot to be fully effective.