Petting Zoo Illness

The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) has identified at least 13 people who have developed E. coli  infections as part of an outbreak associated with Zerebko Zoo Tran traveling petting zoo.

3 cases have been confirmed from the Olmsted County Fair, which took place July 21st through the 27th.  Additional cases associated with attending the Olmsted County Fair could still be identified, as that was the most recent event where Zerebko Zoo Tran exhibited.

The 13 cases range in age from 2 to 68 years, 10 are female, and they are residents of multiple counties. Seven cases have been hospitalized, including three children. Two of the cases developed a serious complication which affects kidney function.          

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