Salmonella outbreak from onions hits 37 states

CHIHUAHUA, Mexico — A salmonella outbreak caused by onions has sickened 650 people in South Dakota and 36 other states.

The Centers for Disease Control said fresh, whole red, white and yellow onions imported from Chihuahua, Mexico are subject to the alert.

129 people have been hospitalized.

They were last distributed to stores and restaurants in late August, but can last for up to three months in storage.

The CDC says investigators are working to figure out whether other onions and suppliers are linked to the outbreak.

The CDC is also advising businesses to check storage coolers for the affected onions.

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