The U.S. doing a poor job of containing diseases? Who would’ve thought!
Canada has warned citizens not to eat red onions from the United States because they’ve been traced to a salmonella outbreak in the Great White North.
Canada’s public health department released the warning Thursday, saying that 114 cases of salmonella in the country were connected to red onions imported from the south.
The U.S. CDC updated its own red onion salmonella alert Friday, noting the nearly 400 cases had been identified and 59 people have been hospitalized. No one in either country has died.
These onion-related salmonella outbreaks are not connected to a poultry-based outbreak across the United States. That outbreak has infected more than 900 people in 48 total states, and one person in Oklahoma died.
The Canadian onion-connected outbreak has largely affected the western provinces of British Columbia, Alberta and Manitoba.
Canadian officials told citizens to throw out all their red onions unless they could confirm they didn’t come from the United States.
The salmonella outbreak is not related to the coronavirus pandemic.
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