Source: Dubai – Arabic.net
As the whole world is preoccupied with the emerging coronavirus, salmonella infection has infected about 400 people in more than 30 American states.
The US Food and Drug Administration (affiliated with the US Department of Health and Human Services) has identified red onions grown by California-based Thomson International, as a potential source of acute intestinal infection, CBS TV reported Saturday.
Also, all types of red, white, yellow and sweet onions, which may have been stored along with the quantities of red onions, possibly infected with salmonella, will be withdrawn due to the risk of transmission of the pathogens.
According to the Federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 396 cases of Salmonella have been recorded in the United States, and 60 people have been hospitalized. No deaths were recorded from the disease, which was first identified on July 10.
Meanwhile, the channel indicated that an outbreak of this intestinal infection was recorded in Canada, which may be linked to the United States.
Most cases of salmonella, according to the World Health Organization, are mild in effect, and in most cases patients recover without special treatment. But in some cases, especially in children and the elderly, dehydration associated with this disease can become severe and life-threatening.