Three Cases of E. Coli Linked to Dayton, MN Petting Zoo
(Dayton, MN) -- Three people have confirmed E. coli infections from a Minnesota pumpkin patch/petting zoo. According to the Minnesota Department of Health, all three cases involve children--from ages 15 months to 7 years old. One child is hospitalized with serious complications from the infection. The other two children were not hospitalized and are recovering. The three victims visited Dehn's Pumpkins in Dayton, Minnesota on October 12 and 13 and became ill several days later. The farm owners have been cooperating fully with the investigation, and public access to the cattle and goat areas is being prohibited. The rest of the farm remains open for business.