Fair and Petting Zoo Safety

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

2013 Outbreak of Shiga toxin-producing E.coli at fair-like agricultural show in Brisbane, Australia.

At least 12 people – primarily children – have likely fallen ill after visiting a petting zoo at a fair in Brisbane, Australia.

Four people, including three girls between the ages of six and 13, have tested positive for Shiga toxin-producing E. coli in connection with the Ekka, an annual fair-like agricultural show in Queensland.

2013 E .coli O157 Infections at Pumpkin Patch Petting Zoo. Minnesota
2014 Outbreak of Shiga Toxin E. coli (STEC) at State Fairgrounds, Oklahoma

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