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 Staying Healthy Around Animals this Fair Season


  • Even healthy animals can carry Campylobacter, E. coli, Salmonella and other organisms that can cause diarrheal illness, and even life-threatening complications.
  • In 2015, 23% of Montanans infected with Campylobacter reported contact with cattle or poultry; and in 2016 about 10% infected with Salmonella reported contact with live poultry.
  • Illness can be prevented with proper hand washing, not eating or drinking in areas where animals are exhibited and supervising young children around animals.