Swine flu seems to be a hot topic now that fair season is in full swing.
The virus has sickened fifteen people so far in Ohio, fourteen of those cases in Butler County...the other in Clark.
Cases of the H3N2 Virus have also been reported in Indiana and Hawaii. The silver lining may be that this form of the Swine Flu has had trouble being passed from one human to the next.
But fairs around the Buckeye State are taking precautions...Cuyahoga County has already banned pigs from its fair.
Allen County officials appear to be ahead of the curve, already providing sanitizing stations and taking other steps to keep everyone safe.
Fair Board Secretary Jay Begg says they also depend on some common sense from the public.
He doesn't expect any problems but does ask any exhibitors to keep their pigs at home if they are showing any signs of sickness.
He says fair officials will be keeping a closer watch on the pig barns and have been in constant contact with the health department.
And if any problems crop up, Begg says they have set up a quarantine area.
Begg says they take the issue seriously but don't expect any problems at this year's fair which runs August 17th through the 25th.
He expected more than 300 hogs at the fair.