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Children's Medical Center Warns of Possible Swine Flu Threat at State Fair of Texas

Experts advise against eating, drinking around pigs

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    A pig race at the 2011 State Fair of Texas.

    Attendees at the State Fair of Texas are being cautioned to not eat or drink around pigs.

    Children's Medical Center is sending out a warning about a new strain of swine flu surfacing in the United States.

    Medical expert said the virus is mainly spread when an infected pig coughs or sneezes. Their advice is to not take food or drinks around pigs and to wash your hands after touching pigs.

    By taking those simple precautions, officials said those at the fair should be able to enjoy the pigs worry-free.

    The State Fair of Texas opens Friday and runs through Oct. 21.

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