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Late Flu Season Combines with Early Allergy Season

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LAS VEGAS -- From body aches to sore throats, flu season is here. But the Centers for Disease Control says this is the latest start in 24 years. The season is declared when at least 10 percent of people test positive for flu-like symptoms for three straight weeks.

Doctors say we had a mild winter with little rain, which means there's a lot of pollen in the air. So flu season is late and allergy season, which usually arrives in April, is coming early this year. 

One Las Vegas resident was barely recovering from a really bad flu case, when she was suddenly hit with allergies.

"I had chills, sweats and I get hot and cold and have no appetite," said Elizabeth Bull. "Now I can breathe a little bit. I couldn't breathe at all last week at all." 

Elizabeth says she's tired of being sick and getting little relief. She wants to avoid going outside altogether.

Even in the workplace, the symptoms are spreading like wildfire. People have called in sick non-stop over the last month.

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