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By the numbers: Flu deaths

Oklahoman Published: January 7, 2013


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, public policy and medicine in Oklahoma, among other topics. She is an Oklahoma State University graduate. Jaclyn grew up in the southeast region of the state and enjoys writing about rural Oklahoma. She is...
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