Wilson County Fair Takes No Chances With Swine Flu
NASHVILLE, Tenn.- A yearly tradition in Lebanon got underway Friday night, but this year's Wilson County Fair comes with some "Fair Warning".
Hundreds of thousands of people will go out to the fair over the next week and all of them will be encouraged to wash their hand, due to the increased concern over swine flu. While organizers say it shouldn't be much of an issue, they are taking every precaution to keep fair-goers safe.
Fair organizers are well aware of a problem in Indiana and Ohio with swine flu.
"It can be transmitted from pigs to humans and humans to pigs," explained Hale Moss with the Wilson County Fair.
There have been no reported cases of swine flu in Tennessee and everyone at the Wilson County Fair wants to keep it that way. By encouraging attendees to wash their hands often, and especially after touching livestock the hope is no sickness will arise.
"We're just reminding people not to bring people not to bring food into the barn and to be sure to wash and sanitize their hands when they leave," said Moss.
The Wilson County Fair had a great first night Friday, with only a little rain early on and cool temperatures bringing out many families. The Wilson County Fair runs through Saturday August 25th. They're hoping for another record breaking year.