Indiana State Fair concerned about sick pigs
INDIANAPOLIS -- There are concerns about flu found in pigs at Indiana fairs.
Not to be confused with the Swine Flu, this flu forced the Monroe County Fair to shut down its pig barns.
On Wednesday, pigs were arriving in Indianapolis for the state fair, but before they were allowed to go into the swine barn, they had to pass a flu exam.
"You cannot afford for your pigs to get sick. No, because you put all this time, and all the money, effort, feed and everything. So if they get sick, then you're out," said Courtney Reynolds, who shows pigs.
Influenza A is higly contagious. Infected pigs can make other pigs sick, as well as the human who handled them.