Holiday sickness bugs to watch out for abroad

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Holiday sickness bugs to watch out for abroad

If youre travelling abroad this half term, falling sick on holiday will most likely be one of the last things on your mind.

However, at Your Holiday Claims we are contacted by hundreds of people every year whose dream holidays were ruined by outbreaks of sickness bugs.

In many cases, tour operators attempt to pass of such holiday sickness bugs as too much sun, change in diet or even over indulgence. Despite this, we regularly speak to holidaymakers who report falling ill after being exposed to poor hygiene standards in package holiday hotels.

Claim for outbreaks of food poisoning abroad

Food poisoning is one of the most common causes of sickness on holiday in all-inclusive hotels.

Undercooked and contaminated food are regularly highlighted by holidaymakers as the cause for widespread outbreaks of sickness in hotels abroad.

This can lead to guests suffering severe symptoms of vomiting, diarrhoea, stomach cramps and dehydration caused by infections including salmonella, E coli and campylobacter.

If your holiday is ruined by symptoms of food poisoning at an all-inclusive package holiday hotel, you could be entitled to bring a claim directly against your tour operator on your return to the UK.

Sickness bugs caused by contaminated water

Most people are now well aware of the recommendation to stick to bottled water when on holiday abroad. However, many holidaymakers are still struck by illnesses caused by contaminated water.

A common cause of these outbreaks is unclean swimming pool water. If the pool water at your hotel looks murky or unclean, it should be avoided.

Holidaymakers who ingest contaminated water can become infected by cryptosporidium, a parasite which causes watery diarrhoea, stomach cramps, vomiting and fever.

What should you do if you suffer a sickness bug abroad?

If youre struck by a sickness bug abroad there are a number of things you should do:

  • Seek medical attention, especially if you suffer dehydration
  • Ask for receipts for any medical treatment you pay for (you include these in your claim)
  • Report your illness to a tour operator representative at your hotel
  • Exchange contact details with anyone hotel guests who have suffered a similar illness to you (you may be able to bring your claim as a group on your return home)

Following these steps can help you bring a strong holiday illness claim against your tour operator when you return to the UK.

Talk to the experts at Your Holiday Claims

At Your Holiday Claims, our goal is to help you receive the maximum compensation for your claim with as little hassle as possible.

Our dedicated team has over 50 years combined experience in travel law and will be there to fight for you by dealing directly with your tour operator.

To find out how much your holiday illness claim could be worth, call our experts on 0330 100 2851.

Or, simply complete our quick holiday claim form and well call you back as soon as possible.

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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