Officials believe they have found the cause of the recent salmonella outbreak sweeping the nation and Canada. They have tracked the source to a shipment of contaminated onions.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced a Salmonella outbreak linked to onions from Thomson International in Bakersfield, California.
The recall includes both bulk and bagged Spanish, white and red onions. Prepared foods and deli products that were made with onions are also recalled.
So far, over 400 people have become sick across the country and 60 of them have been hospitalized in 34 states, according to recent data from the CDC.
The four states with the highest number of reported infections are Oregon, Utah, California, and Montana
Salmonella infections can cause diarrhea, fever, stomach cramps and other symptoms. Most people tend to recover without treatment.
States with discovered Salmonella Newport strains:
With the novel coronavirus COVID-19 still around, it’s important to make the distinction between COVID and salmonella symptoms. Most people with Salmonella infection have diarrhea, fever, and stomach cramps.
For individuals who suspect they might have a salmonella infection, the CDC advises that you should