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Influenza in Los Angeles County

Suffering the Flu

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Also see: Notifiable Communicable Diseases & Conditions - Los Angeles County
and When Los Angeles Last Faced a Pandemic.


Flu Season* Positive Flu Tests† Influenza-Related Deaths
Total Deaths Pediatric Deaths‡
2018-2019 6,429 125 2
2017-2018 12,429 289 2
2016-2017 6,855 77 1
2015-2016 6,702 70 3
2014-2015 5,752 54 3
2013-2014 3,953 105 4
2012-2013 3,163 69 7
2011-2010 1,149 21 2
2010-2011 2,122 34 3

* Generally between late August through late August of the following year.
† This number represents only those tested for influenza and whose results are positive.
‡ Ages 0-17

Source: Acute Communicable Disease Control, Los Angeles County Department of Public Health


Red Cross Motor Squads in St. Louis drill to meet the Influenza Epidemic, 1918
Los Angeles once faced an influenza outbreak of horrific proportions.