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    16th Aug, 2020
  • Onions have become a cause of concern in the United States and Canada with a salmonella bacteria infection.
  • The salmonella bacteria reside in animals and when it enters a human body it causes salmonellosis.
  • It is an infection that attacks the intestine, and can cause diarrhoea, abdominal pain, fever, vomiting, bleeding in stool and nausea.
  • The symptoms of the infection last between 2 and 7 days.
  • The infection hits children below the age of five, and senior citizens the worst.
  • Less than 1 % of infected people succumb (die) to the infection.
  • Salmonella can transmit to humans through contaminated water or food.

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