Authorities warn of another salmonellosis outbreak, now on salami sticks

CDC warns of another salmonellosis outbreak albeit now on salami sticks. So far, 20 sick people have been registered, of which 3 have had...

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  • CDC warns of another salmonellosis outbreak albeit now on salami sticks.
  • So far, 20 sick people have been registered, of which 3 have had to be hospitalized.
  • They specified that it is a product that “is sold in Trader Joe’s grocery stores”, although “it can be sold in other stores.”

A few days after alerting about contaminated onions brought from Mexico, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) warn of another salmonellosis outbreak although now in salami sticks that are usually found in Trader Joe’s supermarkets.

This weekend, the federal agency reported that the new salmonellosis outbreak is linked to salami sticks of the Citterio brand and detailed that so far 20 sick people have been registered, of which 3 have had to be hospitalized. The good news is that no deaths related to this outbreak have been reported.

They warn of another salmonellosis outbreak now on salami sticks

They warn of another salmonellosis outbreak now on salami sticks
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The outbreak of the disease caused by the bacteria called “Salmonella oranienburg” has spread to eight states of USA, so the CDC alerted in their Web page: “Do not eat, sell, or serve Citterio brand premium Italian-style salami sticks.”

They also specified that it is a product that “is sold in Trader Joe’s grocery stores”, although “it can be sold in other stores.” For now, the authorities continue to investigate more about this salmonellosis outbreak, although they have already issued some recommendations for citizens.

Salmonellosis investigation in salami sticks

They warn of another salmonellosis outbreak now on salami sticks
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The CDC interviewed nine of the infected patients and asked them about the foods they had eaten before becoming ill. It turned out that eight of them indicated that they had eaten or perhaps had eaten sticks of salami. The investigation remains open to rule out that another product may be contaminated.

Meanwhile, authorities have issued recommendations to the community. Starting with: “Do not eat Citterio brand premium Italian-style salami sticks with an expiration date. Throw them”. They also suggested washing “items and containers that may have touched the product with hot soapy water or in a dishwasher.”

Some symptoms that you may have been infected

They warn of another salmonellosis outbreak now on salami sticks
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You should see a doctor urgently if you have: Diarrhea and fever over 102 ° F. Diarrhea for more than 3 days that does not improve. Bloody diarrhea So much vomiting that you can’t keep fluids down. Signs of dehydration, such as not urinating much, dry mouth and throat, feeling dizzy when standing up. All are symptoms of salmonellosis.

Remember also that the CDC recently warned of a larger salmonellosis outbreak due to onions that arrived imported from Chihuahua, Mexico. The health authorities indicated that so far they have registered 652 cases of sick people from the consumption of contaminated onions in 37 states of the United States. Of the people who were infected, 129 have ended up hospitalized.

Alert! Salmonellosis outbreak caused by onions imported from Mexico

US warns of salmonellosis outbreak due to onions imported from Mexico
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Although the CDC did not report any deaths linked to this salmonella outbreak, it did ask consumers not to ingest certain whole red, white and yellow onions that they have brought imported from Mexico because they are contaminated with the bacteria “Salmonella oranienburg”.

SPROUT UPDATE: Fresh whole onions cause a large Salmonella outbreak in 37 states. Discard unlabeled onions at home. Do not eat, sell, or serve red, white, or yellow onions imported from Mexico and distributed throughout the United States by ProSource Inc., ”they wrote in their twitter account.

Discard the onions, they could be contaminated

US warns of salmonellosis outbreak due to onions imported from Mexico
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Authorities advised citizens not to ingest and discard whole unlabeled red, white or yellow onions they have in their homes. They also specified that it is a product distributed in the United States by the company ProSource Inc.

Shoppers may not be able to identify which ones, but grocery stores can. “People should not eat (these onions) and companies should not sell or serve whole onions that were imported from Chihuahua, Mexico, and distributed by ProSource Inc,” the agency said.

How do you know if it was the onions?

US warns of salmonellosis outbreak due to onions imported from Mexico
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It took authorities time to determine the cause of the outbreak that began in recent months, but researchers ultimately determined that the source of infection would be in the diversity of onions imported from Chihuahua, distributed by ProSource Inc.

To trace the origin, they had to interview the people who had become ill and it turned out that 75% of this group of patients had eaten raw onions either at home or in a restaurant. In fact, several of those infected indicated having eaten at the same restaurants. Finally, they came to the fact that ProSource Inc. was the company that distributed the whole onions to these food places, reported EFE.

People infected with salmonella

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Although the CDC has registered 652 patients with salmonellosis, it also noted in a statement that the actual number of infected “is probably much higher than the reported number, and it is possible that the outbreak is not limited to states with known diseases.”

“This is because many people recover without medical attention and are not tested for Salmonella. Also, recent illnesses may not yet be reported, as it generally takes 3 to 4 weeks to determine if a sick person is part of an outbreak, ”they explained.

How do I know if I was infected?

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Health authorities in the United States indicated that people with salmonellosis may experience fever, vomiting, diarrhea and abdominal pain. In addition, in more serious cases it can cause infections capable of spreading from the intestines to the bloodstream and other parts of the body, which would be fatal if antibiotics are not applied urgently.

“Symptoms generally begin six hours to six days after infection and last four to seven days. However, some people do not develop symptoms for several weeks after infection and others experience symptoms for several weeks, “explained the CDC.

Salmonella causes more than a million infections each year in the US

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“Salmonella strains sometimes cause infections in the urine, blood, bones, joints, or nervous system (cerebrospinal fluid and brain) and can cause serious illness,” said the CDC, which also noted that salmonella causes 1.35 million infections in the United States each year, including 26,500 hospitalizations and 420 deaths.

Earlier this month, the CDC They found another seafood-related salmonella outbreak, prompting a Colorado-based company to remove its products from the shelves. For now, authorities are working to make sure other onions or suppliers are not linked to the outbreak. They warn of another salmonellosis outbreak now on salami sticks.

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