US on alert for salmonellosis outbreak; they relate it to Mexican onions

United States health authorities warned this Thursday of an outbreak of salmonellosis that has already affected more than 652 people in 37 states of the country and which has been linked to the consumption of onions from Chihuahua.

So far at least 129 people have been hospitalized reported by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC for its acronym in English), being Texas and Oklahoma the states with the highest number of cases.

The authorities They specified that practically all the cases occurred last August and September, and their origin was detected thanks to the fact that the authorities traced the outbreak to onions red, white and yellow imported from Chihuahua, which were distributed in the United States by ProSource Inc.

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After the origin of the outbreak of salmonellosis, the company ProSource Inc. informed the United States health authorities that the onions They were last imported at the end of August, however the product can be stored for months.

If so, it is possible that large quantities of these onions remain in houses and business, according to what the authorities. For their part, CDC warned this week to consumers Americans who do not buy or eat red, white, or yellow onions imported from Chihuahua and distributed by ProSource.

They also made the called to dispose of any red, white or yellow onions that are not gummed or that have been packaged without warning of their origin or origin.


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