Suspected Campylobacter suffered at Xperience St George Homestay in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt

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There have been recent reports regarding an outbreak of holiday illness at the Xperience St George Homestay in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt.

At Your Holiday Claims, we have received an enquiry from a British holidaymaker who fell ill suffering from a suspected case of campylobacter at the all-inclusive resort. The illness resulted in numerous visits to their local GP and time away from work due to sickness.

They had fallen ill on holiday after travelling to the Xperience St George Homestay in February 2014, suffering from a food poisoning related illness. Three days into the holiday they began suffering from symptoms including sickness, stomach cramps, fever, and dehydration.

The severity of the symptoms led to a doctor being called to the hotel in order to administer medication. The illness is thought to have been caused by the bacteria campylobacter.

Campylobacter bacteria are a common cause of food poisoning on holiday, which often results in gastroenteritis, an infection of the gut. The campylobacter bacteria are often found in raw meat, most commonly in poultry. Where the meat is undercooked or improperly prepared, this can lead to a person becoming infected.

You can find out more information on making a claim for campylobacter compensation here.

In this case, poultry served during a barbeque night hosted by the Xperience St George Homestay was thought to be a possible cause of the illness.

British holidaymakers have commented on the conditions found at the resort through the hotel review website TripAdvisor. Many have reported finding food to be undercooked and facilities in poor condition.

A hotel guest from Durham said that the, “food was repetitive, lukewarm, and basic”, stating that, “several other people were complaining of the runs and sickness”. Others have stated that hotel chefs would, “pour uncooked chicken on the other side of the hotplate where he was serving the cooked chicken”. They added that they “had sickness and diarrhoea for 7 days”.

Another British holidaymaker from London commented: “The pool was also very dirty. On two occasions the stone feature in the middle of the pool cracked and broken stone fell into the pool.”

Anne Thomson, Head of Travel Law at Your Holiday Claims, said: “The enquiry that we have received relating to a holidaymaker suffering from campylobacter is an extremely serious case.

“Where dehydration has occurred, it is always recommended to seek medical attention in order to prevent more serious illness. If a person does suffer from a gastric illness involving sickness and diarrhoea whilst on holiday, it is important to stay as hydrated as possible by drinking plenty of bottled water.

“Anyone who has suffered from a holiday illness or accident abroad can contact Your Holiday Claims for advice on whether they may be able to make a claim for compensation.”

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If you have suffered from a holiday illness, Your Holiday Claims can help you to recover the compensation that you deserve. Our holiday illness specialists hold over 50 years combined experience and have recovered millions of pounds in compensation for holidaymakers throughout the UK. Make sure you are supported throughout the legal process by choosing the leading holiday illness claims solicitors.

You can contact Your Holiday Claims today by calling, 0330 100 2851. 

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Suspected Campylobacter suffered at Xperience St George Homestay in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt
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