KPTV – Fox12 Oregon — reports Cowlitz County health officials have confirmed one case of E. coli linked to a Longview pumpkin patch.
The two children became ill after visiting the farm earlier this month. One of the children was hospitalized for several days but is now recovering.
A table of petting zoo outbreaks is available at http://bites.ksu.edu/petting-zoos-outbreaks.
A list of risk factors at petting zoos and animal contact events at fairs can be found in: Erdozain G, Kukanich K, Chapman B, Powell D. 2012. Observation of public health risk behaviours, risk communication and hand hygiene at Kansas and Missouri petting zoos – 2010-2011. Zoonoses Public Health. 2012 Jul 30. doi: 10.1111/j.1863-2378.2012.01531.x. [Epub ahead of print]