Muskingum County Fair Board has set strategies to make sure that during the upcoming fair, nobody gets affected with communicable diseases like swine flu. Board Director, Troy Brock informed, "Consulting with our fair veterinarian, Dr. Rachel Elliott, we are instructing everybody to wash their hands after handling hogs and not eating in the barns".
The Board is working in coordination with veterinarians. People have been advised to wash their hands before eating and after coming in contact with animal or a person infected by flu. It has come to light that during recent Butler County Fair, about 10 people got affected with swine flu. Therefore, the Board members are taking adequate steps to make sure that nobody gets affected in the upcoming fair season.
Since 2011, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has been monitoring the flu, very closely. The officials have affirmed that last year, about 29 new cases of swine flu have been reported in the US. Mostly, kids have been affected by it.
Dr. Joseph Bresee from Centers for Disease Control informed that people usually don't het affected with swine flu by eating pork. He further said that sticking around the sick pigs increases the chances of a person of being affected with swine flu.