Health knowledge and news provided by doctors.

Hand Washing At Petting Zoo Keeps Kids Healthy

Armen Hareyan's picture

Autumn is synonymous with apple picking, pumpkin picking and visits to farms that have petting zoos and hay rides. In the past, there have been outbreaks of E. coli infections associated with handling animals at petting zoos, agricultural/state fairs, farms, etc. To reduce the risk of infection, visitors to petting zoos, fairs and similar settings should take simple steps such as washing their hands after touching animals or spending time in areas where animals are housed or exhibited. Although most places with petting zoos provide both hand washing and hand sanitizers, parents and grandparents should carry along hand sanitizers just in case.

Also, avoid bringing in items that would go into babies and children