About E. coli

From the nation’s leading law firm representing victims of E. coli and other foodborne illness outbreaks.

About E. coli Blog

Potentially fatal E. coli outbreak linked to theme park

All 17 people infected with the potentially fatal strain of E. coli bacteria visited Akita Furusato Mura (Akita hometown village) in Yokote city, Japan, during the recent Golden Week holidays, or had family members who visited the park during the same period.

Six of the 17 infected people required hospitalization for diarrhea or severe stomach pain.

The park’s Akachan Dobutsu-en (baby zoo) is a petting zoo with 89 types of animals that attracted approximately 34,000 people during the holiday week.

Golden Week is a national labor holiday that runs from April 27 through May 7.
 

Connect with Marler Clark

Office:

1012 First Avenue
Fifth Floor
Seattle, WA 98104

Hours:

M-F, 8:30 am - 5:00 pm, Pacific

Call toll free:

1 (800) 884-9840

If you have questions about foodborne illness, your rights or the legal process, we’d be happy to answer them for you.