Aug 11, 2020
Widespread Salmonella Outbreak Linked To Onions Reaches New Jersey
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NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – A widespread salmonella outbreak caused by onions has now reached New Jersey.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says 640 cases have been reported in 43 states. People have fallen ill in Connecticut and New York. Eighty five people have been hospitalized nationwide.
No deaths have been reported.
LINK: CLICK HERE to read the CDC’s Food Safety Alert
The outbreak, which began earlier this summer, appears to be linked to red onions sold by California-based Thomson International.
The company has recalled its red, white, yellow and sweet yellow onions, which are shipped in all states.
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How Notre Dame let coronavirus spread like wildfire
The Fighting Irish already had an open date scheduled for this week and are not slated to play again until Oct. 10 when Florida State travels to South Bend.
Note Dame coach Brian Kelly says team doctors determined two missteps that led to the outbreak.
“Throughout our entire time together, we had not had one meal where we sat down together,” Kelly said. “Everything was grab and go. We get into our game situation where we have pregame meal together, and that cost us. Big. We had somebody who was asymptomatic, and it spread like wildfire throughout our meeting area where we were eating and then it got guys in contact tracing.”
Kelly also said they thought a player who was vomiting during their Sept. 19 victory over South Florida was suffering from dehydration, but he ultimately tested positive for coronavirus.
“In trying to discern the difference between somebody who may be dehydrated in a game and having the effects of COVID on the sideline, [it] becomes very tricky,” Kelly said. “Just being vigilant and understanding that this thing can hide in so many different areas make it a tricky proposition, even if you’re doing all of the right things.”see also
In a news release, Notre Dame said 18 football players tested positive last week, seven of which had already been quarantined after contact tracing had determined they had been exposed to people who had already been infected.
A total of 25 players were in isolation after testing positive and another 14 were being quarantined after contact tracing, the school said. Notre Dame said the teams was able to resume conditioning activities for the players who were permitted to participate.
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