By Monica Davey, The New York Times
When the Oregon State Fair opens next week, the pigs will be kept behind an elaborate configuration of plastic and ribbon barriers, taller-than-usual fences and off-limits walkways. The state veterinarian is also urging visitors to stay six feet away.
The worry? The spread of swine flu, but with a twist: state officials hope to insulate the pigs from sick people.
“Help us protect the piggies,” signs at the fair will read in pink.
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