Fair and Petting Zoo Safety

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

2007 Petting Zoo E. coli O157:H7 outbreak in Pinellas County, FL

In May and June 2007, seven Florida children were infected with E. coli O157:H7.  Six of the children had visited a Day Camp petting zoo, and the seventh was a sibling.  Two of the children were hospitalized, all seven recovered.  The petting zoo was closed on the recommendation of the health department.  The CDC’s report on the incident was published in its publication, the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR).