Protecting the Fair’s Prize Pig From the Swine Flu

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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