OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - No cases of swine flu have been reported in
Oklahoma, but health officials want to get the word out about the
importance of being vigilant to the disease.
Gov. Brad Henry released a statement this morning calling it "a serious health concern" needing attention and alertness.
And state health officials are asking healthcare providers to consider testing patients with flu-like symptoms - particularly if the patient has traveled to Mexico.
The Oklahoma Department of Health and the Tulsa Health Department scheduled news conferences for this afternoon to discuss monitoring, prevention and treatment of swine flu.
Cases of swine flu have been reported in New York, Ohio, Kansas,
Texas and California. No one in the U.S. has died of the disease.
The state Health Department has asked Oklahomans to use caution when traveling to Mexico, which is thought to be the epicenter of the disease's outbreak.