Fair and Petting Zoo Safety

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

2013 Outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 at a Fall Festival Petting Zoo. Minnesota

In October, an outbreak of E. coli O157 infections due to animal contact at a Fall Festival petting zoo occurred. Two culture-confirmed cases were identified, and 1 developed HUS. E. coli O157 with the same PFGE subtype as the human isolates was isolated from calf and goat feces, and environmental samples.

2012 Petting Zoo at Bench Street Animal Shelter. Minnesota
2013 Cryptosporidiosis outbreak associated with Breakfast on the Farm. Minnesota

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