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Petting Zoo Pitfalls

August 03, 2019 03:25 PM

Many families enjoy visiting the petting zoo at the County Fair, but research shows bacteria and germs can make their way from animals onto your children and into your home. 

The Cleveland Clinic says this typically happens when children touch and animal and then touch their mouths. They recommend parents keep a close eye on their kids and also what they bring with them. 

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The most common germs include e-coli and salmonella. Reptiles have a higher salmonella burden, so doctors recommend keeping younger children away from those animals. 

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Muneib Chater

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