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AgVenture Farms / Florida Fair E. coli Outbreak

The Florida Department of Health began investigating a potential E. coli O157:H7 outbreak among people who interacted with animals at the Central Florida State Fair and the Florida Strawberry Festival in mid-March, 2005 after several children were admitted to Orlando-area hospitals with Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome, a complication of E. coli infection that causes kidney failure. Investigators suspected that the source of infection was livestock in petting zoos. As of March 30, investigators had confirmed 22 E. coli cases statewide, and another 24 adults and children were suspected of having the bacterial infection or HUS.