Tulsa, Oklahoma 2021-10-21 11:04:46 –
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma — The Oklahoma Health Department reports that 98 people in Oklahoma have confirmed Salmonella infection, the second highest number in 37 states.
In Texas, there are 158 most confirmed Salmonella infections associated with this outbreak. There are 652 cases of infection nationwide, and 129 people are hospitalized. No deaths have been reported.
The FDA conducted a survey and identified ProSource Inc. as a common supplier of onions imported into many of the restaurants eaten by sick people. Investigators are working to determine if other onions and suppliers are involved in this outbreak.
Public health guidance is to avoid eating, selling or serving fresh whole red, white or yellow onions distributed by ProSource Inc. imported from Chihuahua, Mexico. .. If you have fresh, unlabeled whole red, white, or yellow onions at home, don’t throw them away and eat.
OSDH requires individuals experiencing symptoms of Salmonella infection to call their health care provider and ask if a test is needed. All Salmonella infections can be reported to OSDH and will be investigated.
“Health department personnel ask what you ate in the week before you started getting sick, so if you start to feel infected with Salmonella, make a list of the foods you ate during that period. We encourage you to do so, so that important information is readily available,” said Jolianne Stone, MPH of state epidemiologist.
As the investigation progresses, more information will be shared publicly. Click here for more information on the outbreak.
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