Clark County Fair pushes precautions after swine flu found in Ohio

A pig at the Clark County Fair in 2016. Bill Lackey/Staff
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A pig at the Clark County Fair in 2016. Bill Lackey/Staff

The Clark County Fair Board wants swine exhibitors to take precautions before attending the fair this week after reports of swine flu in Ohio, according to a Facebook post on the fair’s page.

The Clark County Fair begins Friday.

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On Tuesday evening the fair posted to its page: “After speaking with the state vet, Dr. Forshey, we strongly urge exhibitors NOT to bring any swine that was exhibited at any county fair previously.”

The post also says that exhibitors shouldn’t bring hogs that show any sign of illness. There is potential, the post says, that the show could be a terminal show — meaning exhibitors wouldn’t be able to take any hogs home.

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“We recommend any swine returning home be removed Tuesday evening,” the post says. “We will also allow swine to leave on Wednesday night after the county farrowed show at the set times already established.”

Cases of swine flu have been reported in the state this summer, according to Ohio Departments of Agriculture and Health.

Last year two children became sick with swine flu after attending the Clark County Fair.

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