Sheboygan County Fair Flu Precautions Outlined

The Sheboygan County Fair is underway with heightened concerns as the first death due to a new strain of swine flu make headlines. An Ohio woman died on Friday of with a compromised immune system died, after being infected with the H3N2 flu. State health officials say 14 people in Wisconsin have been infected with H3N2, which has been linked to pig exposure at the Wisconsin State Fair, along with county fairs in Kenosha, Manitowoc and Dodge counties. Sheboygan County Fair officials say they are handing out state health bulletins to everyone outlining precautions. Health officials are encouraging everyone who visits the county fair to wash their hands and to contact their doctor if they develop any flu-like symptoms after a visit .Symptoms of H3N2 include fever, lethargy, lack of appetite and coughing as well as vomiting and diarrhea. Officials are also warning against eating while in barns and touching the animals.