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Old 03-13-2019, 03:05 PM
 
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So I actually contacted the attraction in question and it was an interesting experience. They thought I was from a local news outlet as apparently I'm not the only one who has complained to them about getting sick after visiting. The public health and hygiene officer (yes they have one) said that they are putting up hand sanitizer stations and signage about visiting during cold and flu season and hand washing. So I answered my own question. Yes it's possible to get sick in this place. Even common.
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Old 03-13-2019, 03:16 PM
 
Location: Denver 'burbs
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So I actually contacted the attraction in question and it was an interesting experience. They thought I was from a local news outlet as apparently I'm not the only one who has complained to them about getting sick after visiting. The public health and hygiene officer (yes they have one) said that they are putting up hand sanitizer stations and signage about visiting during cold and flu season and hand washing. So I answered my own question. Yes it's possible to get sick in this place. Even common.

Anyplace that's crowded it's possible, even common to transmit viruses.


Either avoid this place, wear a mask, wash hands and use hand sanitizer, and make sure you have a flu vaccine....shrugs.


Same goes for pretty much everywhere - why do you think grocery stores started putting sanitizer stations in the entrance and cruise ships started dispensing sanitizer as you walk into the dining room? I seriously doubt there is anything special about this one particular tourist attraction.
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Old Yesterday, 04:28 PM
 
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Could very well be strange molds (think legionaires disease) in the HVAC systems - fed, of course, by many of the other things you mention.

I'd stay away. It's the universe trying to tell you something. I never visited any tourist attraction that is worth more than a couple visits.....(IMHO) anyway.
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Old Today, 07:38 AM
 
Location: Williamsburg, VA
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If someone calls with a complaint like that, it's standard operating procedure to tell them there are hand sanitizers and signs warning about flu season. I wouldn't read anything into that. Where I worked receptionists were usually told to say such things, and usually they were asked not to transfer calls like that. But I wouldn't put it past some receptionists to "transfer you to a Health Officer" (aka another receptionist) just so you feel you've reached someone important, LOL. Although, who knows, maybe you really did speak with a higher up. I know people who called my fire station who insisted on talking with the Chief, and sometimes they managed to do that. So you never know.

You'll notice stores, government buildings, medical buildings, etc. all have hand sanitizers and signs warning people about the flu. Again, I wouldn't read anything into that beyond standard operating procedure at this time of year.
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