Campylobacter Holiday Illness? What is campylobacter and how can it be prevented?

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Not many people in the UK are aware of campylobacter until they have been unfortunate to have suffered symptoms and been informed by their GP.

Campylobacter are a group of bacteria which commonly cause food poisoning. In most cases this will lead to suffering from an infection of the gut called gastroenteritis and most commonly contacted in hotels abroad due to poor food and hygiene standards.

Here is some information to help holidaymakers become aware of the signs and symptoms of campylobacter and information to help you prevent contracting the illness yourself.

What causes campylobacter, how can it be contracted? 

Campylobacter can be contracted as a result of undercooked meat, unpasturised milk or untreated water is consumed or when untreated water is used for ice drinks. It can also be caused if wild birds or animals come into contact with food served at hotels.

How can I prevent myself from getting campylobacter?

  • Avoid eating any meats, especially poultry, which appear to be undercooked or raw
  • Drink only bottled water
  • Avoid ice in drinks where water sanitation may be poor.

What are the symptoms of campylobacter?

Diarrhoea, vomiting, nausea and stomach cramps are the most common symptoms of campylobacter.

In the majority of cases, symptoms do not last for more than one week. Mild dehydration may also occur; drinking plenty of fluids is important to guard against this.

Where severe dehydration occurs, it is important to seek medical attention. If you have become severely dehydrated, a doctor may recommend treatment through intravenous fluids.

Make a campylobacter compensation claim today

If you have suffered a holiday illness due to campylobacter, we can help you claim compensation.  Our holiday claims specialists have over 50 years’ combined experience dealing with holiday illness claims involving holidaymakers throughout the UK.

At Your Holiday Claims, we can offer you the support and guidance that you need to keep you up to date with any aspect of your claim. We work tirelessly for you to ensure that you receive compensation you may be entitled to, including compensation for any financial losses that you have incurred too.

You can find out more on how our legal experts can help you make a claim for campylobacter on holiday here.

Find out how much compensation you may be entitled to

If you’d like advice on making a claim for campylobacter on holiday, you can call our specialist holiday illness solicitors on 0330 100 2851.

Or, if you’d prefer to arrange a call back with one of our experts, you can start your holiday claim online.

Get in touch with one of our team

If you would like more information on how to make a claim for holiday illness, or would like some advice to determine if you could have a successful claim, speak to our team of professional experts who cover a wide range of legal matters, from loss of income due to holiday illness to serious injury claims. Contact us today on 0330 100 2851.

Book your call with one of our holiday claims experts
If you or any members of your family have fallen ill on holiday in the last 3 years, or been involved in an accident abroad, you may be entitled to compensation and we are here to help.

So start the process today by calling our holiday claims experts on 0330 100 2851, or simply complete the online contact form below to arrange a quick call-back. We look forward to helping you.
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