by Brian Wise
ODESSA- Flu season is almost here and this year the Center for Disease Control is warning about a new strain. This one involves pigs.
People are catching the bug from swine that are sick from the flu. With fairs being held around the state, people are coming into contact with those animals at places like petting zoos. It's not in Texas yet but it's still difficult to tell when a pig has the flu. Mike Smilie, the operator of the Texan Petting Zoo at the Permian Basin Fair, says that he can't tell.
"I've never been around it so I haven't been around anybody that ever had it," Smilie said.