The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC, for its English acronym) has warned of another outbreak of salmonella bacteria, this time linked to salami sticks that can be found at supermarket chain Trader Joe’s.
The federal agency said that unlike the outbreak released this week linked to onions imported from Mexico that affected more than 650 people in 37 states, the outbreak involving Citterio’s brand of salami sticks only affected 20 people in eight states.
Neither of the two outbreaks, which together have caused 132 hospitalizations, has so far resulted in deaths from the disease caused by the bacterium Salmonella oranienburg.
The agency recommends ditching both the salmon from the aforementioned brand, which can be found in other stores as well, as well as white, red, or yellow onions kept at home without a label.
Days ago, investigators identified the source of infection as whole red, white and yellow onions imported from Chihuahua and distributed in the United States by ProSource Inc. , although the agency is investigating whether onions from other suppliers were involved.
Salmonellosis can cause fever, vomiting, diarrhea and abdominal pain, although in some cases it can cause a serious infection that can spread from the intestines into the bloodstream and from there to other parts of the body, and can be fatal if not treated in time. . with antibiotics.