Cases of intestinal illness associated with contact with animals peak in spring and summer.
This coincides with school holidays when visits to petting farms are popular.
You should take extreme precautions when dealing with petting animals especially where children are involved.
If you are responsible for a business premises and are planning an open day you should let our Public Health and Licensing Group know by calling 01539 733 333.
We can give advice and information to reduce the risk of an outbreak.