Two more flu deaths reported in Oklahoma

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Since August, there have there have been 709 cases of the flu reported. Symptoms include fever, cough, sore throat, runny or stuffy nose, muscle or body aches, headaches and fatigue.

Clean and disinfect surfaces and objects that may be contaminated with germs.

If 10 tips are too many, Grant said to keep it simple with the "three C's."

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends yearly flu vaccinations for everyone over the age of six months, although there are rare exceptions.

That was a number that came out of the Australia flu season and experts say the Australia flu season can be precursor of what our season will look like.

The state numbers are especially higher during the current flu season, with 92 flu-associated hospitalizations during the week of December 2 and 257 total flu hospitalizations since the start of the flu season, compared to previous year at this time when there were 19 flu-associated hospitalizations and only 83 for the season.

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"The elderly in general are at more risk from the flu than others", Burton said. "This is why it is so important that those who haven't received their flu vaccine to get their flu shot now", Resendes said.

The 2016-2017 Montana flu season saw 56 deaths and more than 800 hospitalizations.

Department for Public Health (DPH) officials say "widespread activity" is the highest level possible.

"Please do not visit hospitalized patients if you are not feeling well, particularly if you have had flu-like symptoms during the past seven days", OSF HealthCare said in a statement.

Stay home when you are sick. Cover your mouth when you cough.

Peterson officials say the best thing a person can do when they have the flu is to take good care of themself. She has worked at Peterson Health for about one year.

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