Oklahoma’s Reports First West Nile Death
Oklahoma has confirmed its first West Nile death of the year, according to a report from KFOR in Oklahoma City.
Glenn McKittrick, 78, of Oklahoma City, died Monday.
There are now 31 confirmed cases of the illness in the state, according to the State Health Department. That exceeds the total number of reports for the four previous years combined.
Now McKittrick’s sister is on a crusade to spread the word about the illness and how to keep from getting it. All the things he enjoyed may contributed to his death, she said.
“He worked outdoors, liked to go fishing, loved the lake,” Mary Brown said. “He loved to sit on the front porch.” Click here to read the full story from our sister station KFOR.com.