Fair and Petting Zoo Safety

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

2013 Outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 at a Fall Festival Petting Zoo. Minnesota

In October, an outbreak of E. coli O157 infections due to animal contact at a Fall Festival petting zoo occurred. Two culture-confirmed cases were identified, and 1 developed HUS. E. coli O157 with the same PFGE subtype as the human isolates was isolated from calf and goat feces, and environmental samples.