NAPOLEON, OH (Toledo News Now) – The Henry County Fair has closed the swine building after cases of what could be swine flu were found in pigs and humans. Tests are being run to determine if the virus is in fact swine flu.
The building that houses the pigs has been closed to the public, allowing only exhibitors inside. Organizers want to limit exposure to the public after about six pigs showed signs of swine flu. The six pigs were tested, along with two humans, with results expected to return Thursday.
Officials say body temperature readings were taken on every pig at the fair to ensure no sick pigs were sent to slaughter. Pigs with abnormal body temperatures were not sent to slaughter and received further testing.
Organizers expect to continue with the animal auction, despite the possible swine flu infections.
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