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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
2019-2020** 15,489 62 2
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 August/September through the same period of the following year.
† This number represents only those tested for influenza and whose results are positive.
‡ Ages 0-17
** Official summary numbers have not yet been provided for this season, due to public health staff consumed with processing COVID-19 data. Numbers presented here are cumulative tallies of all weekly influenza reports for the season.

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.