Salmonellosis outbreak in US due to Mexican onion

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WASHINGTON, Oct 21 – US authorities have warned of an onion-related outbreak of salmonellosis in 37 states of the country, more than 650 people have already become ill, according to a message on the website of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
The outbreak is noted to be associated with fresh red, white and yellow onions imported from Chihuahua, Mexico. The onions were distributed by ProSource Inc. and delivered to restaurants and grocery stores throughout the country. At ProSource Inc. noted that onions were last imported on August 27, however, the CDC pointed out, the product can still be stored in homes and businesses.
In this regard, residents of the country are warned not to sell, buy or consume onions if they were imported from Chihuahua and distributed by ProSource Inc. Similar warnings apply to onions without labels and packaging to indicate where the product was grown.
Authorities are working to find out if the outbreak is related to any other onions and other suppliers, the report said.
Salmonellosis is an infectious disease caused by the bacteria Salmonella. Symptoms include fever, abdominal pain, diarrhea, and nausea.

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