Queensland Health? Hello? Petting zoo ignorance

Petting zoos at a mall or a school without proper handwashing facilities is a bad idea.

Even with proper facilities, it’s a bad idea.

An alert reader sent this in from the Greenslopes mall, a few km from our house in Brisbane.

There is hand sanitizer in the upper right, but no handwashing facilities.

And no idea if anyone is using the sanitizer.

A table of petting zoo outbreaks is available at https://barfblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/Petting-Zoo-Outbreaks-Table-4-8-14.xlsx.



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A former professor of food safety and the publisher of barfblog.com, Powell is passionate about food, has five daughters, and is an OK goaltender in pickup hockey. Download Doug’s CV here. Dr. Douglas Powell editor, barfblog.com retired professor, food safety 3/289 Annerley Rd Annerley, Queensland 4103 dpowell29@gmail.com 61478222221 I am based in Brisbane, Australia, 15 hours ahead of Eastern Standard Time