Fair and Petting Zoo Safety

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

2007 E.coli O157:H7 linked to showing cattle or visiting cattle barn at MN State Fair. Minnesota

Six Minnesota cases and one Wisconsin case with the same or closely-related PFGE subtype of E. coli O157:H7, and an additional Minnesota case of Shiga-toxin producing E. coli that was not culture-confirmed, attended the Minnesota State Fair in August. All but one of the cases showed cattle or visited the cattle barn.

2004, 2005 Petting Zoos linked E.coli O157:H7 Outbreaks - North Carolina, Florida, and Arizona
2009 Two cases of E. coli O157:H7 associated with visit to orchard and petting zoo. Minnesota

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