McCONNELLSBURG, Pa. -- For as beautiful and perhaps tasty as deer can be, the creatures have been known to carry a host of diseases, including Rocky Mountain spotted fever and Lyme disease.
That's why registered nurse Lori Best set out to help hunters understand the importance of taking precautionary measures when gutting the animals this fall. She distributed brochures, plastic gloves and hand sanitizer at the Fulton County Medical Center Sportsman's Health Fair on Sunday.
Best also shone a black light on visitors' hands to show them how bacteria can hide in crevices and around fingernails even after hand washing. One man walked away from Best's table having discovered just that.
"You could still see the germs on his hand," she said.
The 21st annual Sportsman's Health Fair featured several door prizes for children and adults. Among them was a Savage 17 model rifle that adults could win by visiting 14 screening stations.