Fair and Petting Zoo Safety

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2005 Big Fresno Fair Petting Zoo E. coli Outbreak

At least six children were infected with E. coli O157:H7 - one gravely - visiting the petting zoo at the 2005 Big Fresno Fair. One of the victims was a two year old at the time of her visit to the petting zoo. She developed HUS (hemolytic uremic syndrome) and was hospitalized for months. Her kidneys were severely damaged and a series of strokes left her with impaired movement and vision. Her case settled in 2010 for 2.2 million dollars.

2007 Petting Zoo E. coli O157:H7 outbreak in Pinellas County, FL
2005 Campylobacteriosis Outbreak Associated with a Camping Trip to a Farm

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