Disney takes steps against hoof-and-mouth

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. -- Walt Disney World put measures in place to control the spread of hoof-and-mouth disease from visitors to animals at the theme park.

The only two areas where guests could potentially infect animals are at the Affection Section of the Animal Kingdom park and at the Tri-Circle D Ranch at Fort Wilderness.

Both are petting zoo attractions that have mostly domestic animals. The animals at the two areas represent about 2.5% of Disney World's total wildlife collection.

Signs were installed at both areas directing visitors who have traveled outside the U.S. in the last five days to refrain from entering. Disinfectant mats also were added to the entrances and exits of the two attractions.

There is no direct contact between visitors and animals at Disney's other wildlife attractions -- the new Animal Kingdom Lodge or during the Kilimanjaro Safari excursion at the Animal Kingdom.

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