Arizona health officials: Flu numbers rival pandemic of 2009-10
The number of confirmed flu cases in Arizona this season rivals the total seen during the H1N1 flu pandemic of 2009-10, with 19,279 cases of influenza reported this season as of last Saturday, state officials said.
The number of reported cases is a sharp increase from the 2,175 total cases confirmed in the state last season. The annual flu season begins Oct. 1, according to the Arizona Department of Health Services.
The "season" continues through the following September, but state data shows cases drop off significantly by May and remain low through summer.
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