By NewsDesk @infectiousdiseasenews
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported an additional 143 Salmonella Newport cases linked to red onions today, bringing the multistate outbreak total to 1,012 in 47 states.
136 hospitalizations have been reported. No deaths have been reported.
Epidemiologic and traceback information showed that red onions are a likely source of this outbreak. Due to the way onions are grown and harvested, other onion types, such as white, yellow, or sweet yellow, are also likely to be contaminated.
Officials advise the public to check your home for onions and other foods recalled by Thomson International, Inc. and several other companies, including Food Lion, Giant Eagle, Kroger, Publix, Ralph’s, Trader Joe’s, and Walmart.
In Canada, 457 cases linked to red onions imported from the United States have been reported in seven provinces.
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