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A petting zoo can be an entertaining place to spend a sunny spring afternoon surrounded by adorable animals. While being family-friendly, there is of course some risk. But only a few rules must be followed for petting zoos to be safe as well as fun.
Zoonotic diseases, such as rabies and E. coli, are those that can be transmitted from animals to people. They are most easily spread through direct contact with infected animals.
Young children, pregnant women and people with weakened immune systems are most susceptible to these types of disease.
According to the Centers...