Animals and Field Trips

Animals and Field Trips

Having the chance to interact with animals can be a wonderful learning experience, both for children and adults. However, healthy animals carry bacteria that can sometimes make people sick.

Most people don't get sick from touching animals, but some people - the very young, the very old, pregnant women and people of any age with compromised immune systems—are at some risk of getting sick from bacteria from animals.

If you will be visiting a farm or place where you will be having contact with animals there are a few simple precautions you can take to prevent illness.

Educate your chaperones

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Promote hand washing

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Promote food safety

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