USA – Salmonella outbreak linked to onions tops 1,000 cases

Outbreak News today

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported an additional 143 Salmonella Newport cases linked to red onions today, bringing the multistate outbreak total to 1,012 in 47 states.

Half the cases are reported from 5 western states–California (122), Washington (117), Utah (110), Oregon (101) and Montana (63).

136 hospitalizations have been reported. No deaths have been reported.

Epidemiologic and traceback information showed that red onions are a likely source of this outbreak. Due to the way onions are grown and harvested, other onion types, such as white, yellow, or sweet yellow, are also likely to be contaminated.

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