Editorial: Enjoy outing at fair with precautions

A stroll through the animal barns is a traditional activity at the Jackson County 4-H Fair. But visitors need to exercise a bit of caution to keep an enjoyable summertime experience from turning sour.

Purdue Extension and Jackson County Health Department are warning people who attend 4-H fairs to remember safe practices for their health and for the health of the animals.

College of Health and Human Sciences Extension program leader Angie Abbott says animals have bacteria and germs that can make people sick. She says fairgoers can reduce the risk of becoming sick by taking some common-sense precautions.

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