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| Disease Awareness | Who is at risk | Disease Prevention | Routes of Infection | Syndromes & Signs |
| Disease Recogniton |

What is the key to minimizing the risk of exposure to diseases at livestock shows?

  • Always remember to protect your self with good hand hygiene habits; wash your hands after handling animals and before you eat and drink.
  • Consult your physician if you are concerned about exposure to diseases.
  • If you become ill after exposure to animals inform your physician you have been around animals.
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Who’s at risk?

  • Livestock producers
  • 4-H participants
  • County fair volunteers
  • Brand Inspectors
  • Auction personnel
  • Veterinarians & veterinary technicians 
  • Emergency responder
  • General public when visiting fairs

Those at greatest risk

  • Children less than 5 years old.
  • Elderly.
  • Pregnant women.
  • People undergoing radiation/Chemotherapy
     treatments for cancer.
  • People who have received organ transplants.
  • People with HIV/AIDS or immune suppression

petting zoogoat and child
Visit the Petting Zoo and educate children about animals and hygiene.
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When you leave the petting zoo, always clean your feet and wash your hands,
especially before eating and drinking.