A salmonella outbreak that infected nearly 400 people in all 50 U.S. states has been linked to red onions and a California business has been identified as the possible source, federal health officials said Friday.
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The company Thomson International Inc., based in Bakersfield, California, has notified the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) that it will recall all onion varieties that may have come in contact with the onions potentially contaminated red berries due to the risk of cross-contamination, the FDA said in a statement Friday.
The retreat includes onions red, white, yellow and sweet from Thomson International, the agency added.
The salmonella enteric disease has sickened 396 people, of whom nearly 60 have been hospitalized, reported the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention U.S (CDC). There have been no deaths from the outbreak, which was identified on July 10 and has since increased. The agency noted that the illness began between mid-June and mid-July.
Symptoms of salmonella
The salmonella It can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, the frail or elderly, and others with weakened immune systems.
Healthy people infected with salmonella they often experience fever, diarrhea (which may be bloody), nausea, vomiting, and abdominal pain.
In rare cases, infection with salmonella It can cause the body to enter the bloodstream and lead to more serious diseases such as arterial infections (ie, infected aneurysms), endocarditis, and arthritis.
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Some onionsPossibly infected, they were sold at stores such as Walmart, Kroger, Fred Meyer, Publix, Giant Eagle, Food Lion and H-E-B, under a variety of brand names, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said.