Summer: Fun, Fairs, and Flu?
Summer has arrived and along come vacations, picnics and county fairs – sounds like fun and not a good time to become ill with influenza, which can happen any time of year.
The Center for Disease Control (CDC) has recently released two guidelines for fair organizers and those exhibiting pigs at the fair to help all of us avoid the spread of influenza. Influenza is a zoonotic disease, which can be transmitted from people to pigs and pigs to people.
Knowing the key prevention facts will help keep all fair-goers and exhibitors healthy and having fun at the fair.
UMASH has developed a variety of educational and training videos on agricultural health and safety. This includes training videos for 4H-ers and youth working at the fair, and an information video that explains zoonotic disease and the best practices to avoid transmitting the flu virus between people and pigs and pigs and people.
4H and Youth Workers
Preventing the Flu