County Fair Guards Against Swine Flu

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(Sacramento, CA)
Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Fair manager T.J. Plew says all swine, poultry, sheep, goats and cattle will be checked for communicable and respiratory diseases before being allowed on the fairgrounds. 

And she says the California Department of Food and Agriculture will also put observers in place to monitor the situation.   

“The CDFA has never sent officials down before but because of the H1N1 virus they have decided to put observers in place to watch the situation just to be certain that our veterinarians are following good practices.” 

State Food and Agriculture officials say there are currently no known cases of infected swine in California. 

The Sacramento County Fair runs from May 21st to the 25th at Cal Expo.