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Flu season hits the Kansas City area early and hard

With flu now at epidemic levels nationwide, Kansas City is experiencing its most widespread flu season in years.

It's filling hospital beds and packing emergency rooms throughout the metro area.

Read more via Kansas City Star

Children's Mercy already confirms more flu cases than in all of last season via WDAF-TV

Doctors see increase in flu cases across Kansas City metro via KSHB-TV

Flu epidemic in the metro via KCTV5