WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — Dixie Classic Fair officials say there won't be any mist stations or water fountains at the fair this year. They also aren't allowing attendants to bring hand-held mist fans.
It's all out of an abundance of caution due to the recent Legionnaires' disease outbreak possibly connected to the North Carolina Mountain State Fair near Asheville last month. There have been over 50 confirmed cases in North Carolina so far, and health officials say most patients attended the fair. One death was previously reported, and most patients have required hospitalization.