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Peaches and Onions Trigger Salmonella Outbreak in the US

VIVA – The COVID-19 cases in the world have not yet subsided, but now the epidemic has just returned. The salmonella epidemic has struck hundreds of Americans who are suspected of being linked to peaches and onions.

In the United States (US), the outbreak has sickened 68 people in nine states. At least 14 people have to be hospitalized. There were no confirmed deaths, according to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, cited from the report Food Safety News.

Canada’s Public Health Agency is investigating an outbreak in the country, according to the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA). It is thought that one of the reasons for this is the peaches that the Wawona company is recalling peaches across the US, until eleven weights and different brands of fresh peaches will be recalled in Canada.

“The CFIA warns the public not to consume and retailers, distributors, manufacturers and food service companies such as hotels, restaurants, cafeterias, hospitals and nursing homes not to serve, use, or sell the products described below,” the notice said. .

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Meanwhile, the outbreak of new Salmonella infections is also strongly suspected of being linked to imported onions from the United States, bringing the total number of confirmed cases in the outbreak to 379.

The Canadian Public Health Agency warns Canadians not to eat, use, sell or serve onions, garlic, or onions from Thomson International Inc. from Bakersfield, California, USA, or any product made with these onions.

“If you are not sure where the onions were planted, don’t risk eating them,” said Public Health, quoted from page CTV News.

Salmonella infection begins between six and 72 hours after exposure to the bacteria. Symptoms include fever, chills, diarrhea, stomach cramps, headaches, nausea, and vomiting. Some do not show symptoms of Salmonella infection, but can pass the disease to others.

Healthy people usually recover within a week. However, children under the age of six, pregnant women and those with weakened immune systems are at increased risk of developing serious illnesses. In some cases, the infection can last for several weeks and requires hospitalization.