Farm visits: avoiding infection

How to avoid becoming unwell while visiting a farm.


Avoiding infection on farm visits: advice for the public

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This leaflet covers:

  • the risks of visiting a farm
  • how to avoid infection when visiting a farm
  • what to do if you feel unwell after visiting a farm
Published 1 January 2014
Last updated 27 February 2019 + show all updates
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