(HealthDay News) -- Petting zoos are fun for children and a great way to expose them to different animals. But parents should take precautions to protect against germs.
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention offer these guidelines:
- Wash hands, using soap and water, immediately after leaving the exhibit.
- Do not carry or serve food in the animal areas.
- Never share food with the animals.
- Wash your hands before touching food or drink.
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