Fair and Petting Zoo Safety

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

2012 Willow Grove Pumpkin Patch E. coli Outbreak

In October of 2012, Cowlitz County Health and Services announced that 4 children had become ill with E. coli O157:H7 infections after visiting the Willow Grove Gardens Pumpkin Patch and petting zoo.  One of the children was hospitalized for several days.  The suspected source of the E. coli outbreak was the petting zoo at the pumpkin patch.