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RALEIGH, NC (AP) — Health and agriculture officials say a building that houses sheep, goats and pigs at the North Carolina State Fair is the likely source of an E. coli outbreak that sickened 27 people.

They say the illness likely was transmitted in the Kelley Building, a permanent structure on the fairgrounds in Raleigh where animals where animals were housed.

No other exhibits, food or activities were linked to the infections. State Epidemiologist Megan Davies says the illnesses were likely related to animal contact.

Officials with the state Division of Public Health and the NC Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services say they’re working to identify additional protective measures for fairgoers in the future.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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2015 years 10 months ago

Animals. Poop. You touch animals, you need to wash your hands before you eat.


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