By the numbers: Flu deaths

Oklahoman Published: January 7, 2013
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BY THE NUMBERS

Flu deaths declined since 2009

Influenza-associated death was not a reportable condition to the Oklahoma Department of Health until the H1N1 pandemic in 2009. Since 2009, the number of deaths reported that meet the surveillance criteria for an influenza-associated death are listed below*:

2009-2010: 48 deaths

2010-2011: 26 deaths

2011-2012: 10 deaths

2012-2013**: 2 deaths

* Influenza seasons: Sept. 1-April 30

**Through Jan. 1


by Jaclyn Cosgrove
Medical and Health Reporter
Jaclyn Cosgrove writes about health, medicine and fitness, among other things. She graduated from Oklahoma State University with a news-editorial and broadcast production degree. Outside of work, she enjoys riding her bike, taking pictures of...
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