• Alex H

State Fair Nightmare

So, it turns out the state fair wasn’t all fun and games this year, or at least the aftermath wasn’t. I’m not talking about your aggressive hangover, or the day of recovery you needed from your kids not listening to you. Instead, the state fair has been connected to 11 reported cases of an E. Coli break out. That sounds fun, NOT. Which reminds me… Jack, was this one of the statistics you wanted to hear about? Anyways, while no one has died, six of the eleven affected state fair goers have been hospitalized since. The good news is that they should be alright. Most are already out of the hospital.

If you are unfamiliar with E. coli, it’s pretty dangerous if you couldn’t already tell (think kidney failure). E. coli can be found in uncooked beef, unpasteurized milk, or fresh produce. And this leads us to the main commonality in the cases that were reported: The Miracle of Birth Exhibit. (a.k.a. where all the baby animals are located…) I mean talk about cute but lethal at the same time. That being said, there are hand washing stations there for a reason people. Don’t stick your hands in your mouth or eat food before you wash your hands after visiting the barns. I mean don’t get me wrong the baby animals are pretty adorable, but the place in general is just downright disgusting.

So, if you don’t want to get sick please use some common sense (not saying they didn’t, respectively) and be careful of what you are touching. Also, make sure you thoroughly sanitize your entire body at least a half a dozen times before going to Sweet Martha’s Cookies and proceeding to regain the 10 pounds you lost this summer.

To finish off for today let’s take a look at some of these terribly dangerous and menacing creatures that would do such a horrible thing…

Yikes! Wouldn't want to run into one of those in a dark alley...

Also, we wish the best to those affected by the break out and hope they return to full health as quickly as possible.

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