If you’re already looking forward to a holiday abroad in 2017, falling ill will likely be the last thing on your mind.
However, being aware of what may well be some of the most common causes of holiday illness in 2017 could help you and your family stay healthy on holiday.
Undercooked food and unclean swimming pools will continue to be the common causes of sickness on holiday in 2017. Yet there are a number of causes of illness which are expected to become more common next year.
Here, we take a look at some of the signs you should look out for to help you avoid holiday illness in 2017.
Avoid illness on holiday in 2017
Outbreaks of Cyclospora in tropical locations
Over the past 6 months a number of outbreaks of Cyclospora have ruined holidays in the Riviera Maya in Mexico.
Holidaymakers have been left suffering symptoms including diarrhoea, stomach cramps and nausea.
Cases of cyclospora on holiday are expected to continue in 2017, especially in tropical locations. The holiday destinations most likely to be affected by cyclospora include the Caribbean, Central and South America, Turkey and the Indian subcontinent.
Cyclospora is most often caught from eating raw fruit or vegetables contaminated by human faeces. There a few steps you can take to help prevent suffering cyclospora:
- Avoid raw fruit and veg that may have been washed in unclean water
- Make sure food is steaming hot
- Only drink bottled water
- Avoid ice in drinks
Increasing cases of Hand, Foot and Mouth Disease on holiday
Hand, foot and mouth disease is a holiday illness which usually affects children under the age of 10. However, it can be passed on to older children and even adults.
Whenever there are failings in hygiene standards or cleanliness in package holiday hotels, large outbreaks of hand, foot and mouth disease can occur. Most people will begin by suffering a fever which can develop into mouth ulcers, spots around the mouth and on the skin.
If your family members do suffer hand, foot and mouth disease on holiday in 2017, there are steps you can take to prevent the symptoms from worsening. This includes:
- Ensuring they drink plenty of water
- Only eating soft foods e.g. soups
- Keeping as cool as possible
Talk to the expert solicitors at Your Holiday Claims
If you are unfortunately struck down by sickness in 2017, our expert holiday claims solicitors can help you receive the compensation you deserve.
At Your Holiday Claims we handle all claims on a no win no fee basis. No matter what the outcome of your holiday illness claim, you will never be left out of pocket.
Or, simply complete our quick holiday claim form and we will be in touch with you as soon as possible.