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2012 E. coli O157 at Willow Grove Gardens Pumpkin Patch and Petting Zoo, Washington

In October 2012 Cowlitz County health officials confirmed one case and one probable case of E. coli linked to Willow Grove Gardens Pumpkin Patch located in Longview. One child was hospitalized.

  • Outbreak began:
  • October 2012
  • Affected Country:
  • US
  • Affected States/Territories:
  • Washington
  • Organism(s):
  • E. coli O157
  • Vehicle(s):
  • Animal contact
  • Molecular Results Available:
  • Unknown
  • Test Results:
  • None
  • Location(s):
  • Petting Zoo
  • Brand Name(s):
  • Product Subject to Recall:
  • Unknown
  • Total ill:
  • 2
  • Number ill by Case Definition Known:
  • Yes
  • Number Laboratory Confirmed Cases:
  • 1
  • Number Probable Cases:
  • 1
  • Number Possible Cases:
  • 0
  • Anyone Hospitalized:
  • Yes
  • Number Hospitalized:
  • 1
  • Any Deaths:
  • No
  • Number Dead:
  • 0

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