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Infectious disease experts forecast harsh flu season


Memphis could be in for a rough flu season, fueled by decreased immunity, an early spike in respiratory illnesses and low vaccination rates, according to infectious disease experts. “So the concern is that we’re going to have a more substantial flu season — certainly more severe than what we’ve seen the past couple of years,” said Dr. Shirin Mazumder, an infectious disease expert at Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare and associate professor in the College of Medicine at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center.

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