Tulsa, Okla. - It's not as dramatic or as dangerous as West Nile, but the other health headache right now in Tulsa is allergies.
Weed pollen is the main culprit, although mold counts are also fairly high.
"Certainly over the past couple of weeks, the weed pollen has been gradually increasing," said Dr. Jamie Love at the Allergy Clinic of Tulsa. "The pollen is now in the high category, short ragweed and giant ragweed and several of the other weeds."
He said windy, dry days are very conducive to the spread of weed pollen.
"In order to really stop the pollen from being in the air, if we had continuous rain, that would certainly help," Love said.
But he was quick to add that rain also tend to increase mold counts, which would then create a different allergy problem.
Tree pollen right now is a non-factor, he said.