Fair and Petting Zoo Safety

A resource for fair and petty zoo legal cases and outbreak prevention, sponsored by Marler Clark

2009 Two cases of E. coli O157:H7 associated with visit to orchard and petting zoo.  Minnesota

In October, 2 cases of E. coli O157:H7 infec­tion with the same PFGE subtype occurred in Minnesota residents that had visited an orchard and petting zoo in Scott County. Both cases developed HUS; neither died. Indirect or direct contact with the animals or their manure was the source of the infections.