Fair and Petting Zoo Safety

A resource for fair and petty zoo legal cases and outbreak prevention

2012 Petting Zoo at Bench Street Animal Shelter. Minnesota

An outbreak of Cryptosporidiosis was associated with attending a petting zoo on March 31. The Humane Society of Goodhue County held a one day petting zoo and photo shoot at it shelter on Bench Street, Red Wing, Minnesota. Two people subsequently were confirmed to be infected with Cryptosporidium and another thirteen were ill.

2011 Non-O157:STEC outbreak linked to unpasteurized apple cider, calf in petting zoo. Minnesota
2013 Outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 at a Fall Festival Petting Zoo. Minnesota

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