Experts: Flu season may start early, be more harsh - Amarillo.com

An estimated 40,000 people locally will suffer with a strain of flu through May in a flu season that could be earlier and more harsh than in the past.

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“It’s hard to tell if it will be before Christmas or after, but it will be early. And it will be a little more severe as far as for those infected,” said Dr. Todd Bell, director of the West Texas Influenza Center at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center in Amarillo.

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