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Swine Flu and the Fair
The Center for Disease Control is warning against a new strain of swine flu. At least one hundred forty-five people have tested positive for the H3N2 strain. The CDC says all of the cases are a result of pig to human contact. So far, no cases have been reported in Oklahoma, however the Department of Agriculture is taking steps to make sure people stay safe, especially at the Oklahoma State Fair. Rod Hall with the departments says "when you're at the fair and visiting the animal exhibits just use common sense, after you've been in the barns wash your hands before you go get something to eat or drink." Hall also says inspectors and veterinarians will be making regular checks of pigs to make sure all are healthy at the fair. The CDC says they're currently trying to develop a vaccine for the new strain.
Posted: Friday, August 17 2012, 10:09 PM CDT
IN OKLAHOMA NEWS
Tulsa agencies assisting in Moore recovery
May 22, 2013 07:50 GMT
TULSA, Okla. (AP) -- The city of Tulsa is sending a contingent of workers to help with the recovery in Moore, including its coordinator for grants.
The city said Tuesday that the Tulsa Area Emergency Management Agency deputy director and the city's finance and grants coordinator are helping with communication efforts.
At the request of emergency managers, the city sent an urban search and rescue team to help with the search at Plaza Towers Elementary School, which collapsed in the tornado.
The Tulsa police sent an incident management team to assist as needed at Moore.
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