State Board of Health

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Democrats picked up two seats in the Oklahoma legislature on Tuesday, winning a pair of special elections. They will fill the terms of former Republican Sen. Ralph Shortey and Rep. Dan Kirby.

Microscopic image of string-like Ebola virus particles shedding from an infected cell .
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The state has not relaxed its efforts to prevent any spread of the Ebola virus in Oklahoma, the chief of the state Emergency Preparedness and Response Service told the Oklahoma State Board of Health Tuesday. 

Director Scott Sproat said the state has shown it is more than adequate at preparing for potential health hazards.