Schools in Oklahoma, Texas close due to flu outbreak
Jan. 17, 2018
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — More than a half dozen school districts in Oklahoma and one in Texas have closed for at least a day because of a flu outbreak.
In Oklahoma, the Cleveland and Union City schools both closed for a day earlier this week, while the Morris, Quinton, Swink, Hugo and Valliant districts are closed until next week.
The Bonham Independent School District in Texas is also closed until next week.
The Oklahoma State Department of Health reports at least 22 flu-related deaths during the current season while Texas Department of State Health Services spokeswoman Lara Antone said that state has at least 1,155 deaths due to flu or pneumonia, which are counted together.
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control reports widespread flu in 49 states.