Tim Boyum at News 14 reports that the North Carolina State Fair’s petting zoo is back, a year after more than 100 people were infected with E. coli.
There are some new significant changes to the petting zoo this year, to keep the possibility of infection to a minimum, if any.
Fences now separate animals from visitors, and there are a lot more handwashing stations. More than 200 colorful signs remind visitors to use the stations as well.
There is also now only one way into the zoo and one way out, so personnel can keep an eye on visitors.