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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Title: OUTBREAKS OF E. COLI O157:H7 ASSOCIATED WITH PETTING ZOOS - NORTH CAROLINA, FLORIDA, AND ARIZONA, 2004-2005

Author
item Davies, M
item Engel, J
item Griffin, D
item Jenkins, B
item Ginzl, D
item Hopkins, R
item Blackmore, C
item Lawaczeck, E
item Nathan, L
item Levy, C
item Briggs, G
item Kioski, C
item Kreis, S
item Keen, James
item Durso, Lisa
item Schulte, J
item Fullerton, K
item Long, C
item Smith, S
item Barton, C
item Gleit, C
item Joyner, M
item Montgomery, S
item Braden, C
item Goode, B
item Chertow, D
item O'reilly, C
item Gupta, S
item Dunn, J

Submitted to: Government Publication/Report
Publication Type: Government Publication
Publication Acceptance Date: 12/1/2005
Publication Date: 12/23/2005
Citation: Davies, M., Engel, J., Griffin, D., Jenkins, B., Ginzl, D., Hopkins, R., Blackmore, C., Lawaczeck, E., Nathan, L., Levy, C., Briggs, G., Kioski, C., Kreis, S., Keen, J.E., Durso, L.M., Schulte, J., Fullerton, K., Long, C., Smith, S., Barton, C., Gleit, C., Joyner, M., Montgomery, S., Braden, C., Goode, B., Chertow, D., O'Reilly, C., Gupta, S., Dunn, J. Outbreaks of E. coli O157:H7 associated with petting zoos - North Carolina, Florida, and Arizona, 2004-2005. 2005. Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report 54(50):1277-1280.

Interpretive Summary:

Technical Abstract: During 2004-2005, three outbreaks of Escherichia coli O157:H7 infections occurred among agricultural fair, festival and petting zoo visitors in North Carolina, Florida and Arizona. One hundred and eight cases, including 15 persons with hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS) were reported in the North Carolina outbreak; 63 cases, including seven HUS patients, were reported in the Florida outbreak; two cases were reported in Arizona. No fatalities occurred. Illnesses affected primarily children who visited petting zoos at these events. This report summarizes findings from these outbreak investigations.

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