Fair and Petting Zoo Safety

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

2011 Outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 linked with animal contact at a county fair.  Minnesota

An outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 infec- tions associated with animal contact at a county fair occurred in August; both cases reported contact with goats. Two culture-confirmed cases with the same PFGE subtype were identified. Minnesota Department of Health Disease Control Newsletter Volume 39:1 DCN 39;1 2012 page 7 http://www.health.state.mn.us/divs/idepc/newsletters/dcn/sum11/sum11.pdf