Mexican onions spread Salmonella in 37 states
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is urging people to control their onions after a salmonella outbreak has infected more than 650 people.
Red, white and yellow onions imported from Chihuahua, Mexico, have raised the alarm in the world. They are distributed throughout grocery stores and restaurants in the US.
The company imported the infected onions on August 27, but they live long so many people and businesses still have them.
According to the CDC, the first cases related to contaminated onions began to appear on September 1st.
Texas, Oklahoma, Virginia, Maryland and Illinois had the highest number of infected cases. Other states that reported cases were California, Oregon, South and North Dakota, Utah, Colorado, New Mexico, Nebraska, Kansas, Missouri, Arkansas, Minnesota, Iowa, Wisconsin, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Tennessee, Georgia, Carolina. North and South, Florida, Kentucky, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, West Virginia, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Connecticut, Massachusetts and New York.
Fortunately no one died, but 129 people were hospitalized as a result of the blast.
Most people infected with salmonella have symptoms such as diarrhea, fever, and stomach cramps within six hours to six days of exposure to the bacteria. The disease usually lasts four to seven days and most people recover without treatment.
Children younger than 5 years, adults over 65 and people with weak immune systems are more likely to have severe reactions.