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Posted on: July 23, 2014

[ARCHIVED] Health Department Encourages Hand Washing at the Fair and other Petting Zoo and Animal Exhibits

Contact with animals in public settings, such as petting zoos, fairs and other animal exhibits, provides opportunities for entertainment and education about animals. However each year, illnesses such as E. coli O157:H7 and cryptosporidiosis are associated with contact between people (often children) and animals on exhibit.

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