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Typhoid and Paratyphoid Fever - Holiday Hotel Hell

"Typhoid symptoms are often far more severe than other salmonella infections experienced by holidaymakers."

Typhoid/Paratyphoid infections are extremely serious and are often caused by the salmonella food poisoning strains typhi and paratyphi – they are particularly prevalent in North Africa and other developing holiday destinations. Tour operators with hotels in Egypt, Morocco and Tunisia face holiday compensation claims if travellers are infected by ingesting germs from:

  • Food and water contaminated by the faeces and urine of infected carriers
  • Shellfish taken from sewage contaminated beds
  • Unwashed vegetables and raw fruit fertilised by contaminated soil, and
  • Hotel staff who are long term carriers of the illness

Contact our specialist Typhoid Holiday Illness Compensation Team today if you have suffered any type of salmonella food poisoning whilst on holiday on:

Freephone: 0808 145 1353 or drop us a line using the form above.

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Typhoid symptoms include: General ill health, fever, cough, headache, loss of appetite, and change in bowel habit to constipation or diarrhoea.

Usual incubation period: Typhoid Fever 7-21 days; Paratyphoid Fever 1-10 days.

Duration of holiday illness: variable - holiday sickness may last several days or months.

Prevention: Typhoid and Paratyphoid fevers do not affect animals and transmission is from human to human. Careful food preparation and regular hand washing is essential to preventing spread of this type of infection.

Judge Awards £17,000 for Post Infective Irritable Bowel caused by Salmonella Food Poisoning

"Mrs Jones became ill on her honeymoon with the tour operator, First Choice Holidays. On the 3rd day of the holiday she suffered symptoms of abdominal pain and shivering, followed by a night of gripping stomach pains, vomiting and profuse diarrhoea. She spent the rest of her holiday in her hotel room as she needed immediate access to the toilet. Six days after returning home, her condition had not improved so she attended her GP who diagnosed salmonella food poisoning. Her condition developed into post infective irritable bowel syndrome. Her condition was embarrassing because she always had to be near a toilet in the case of an emergency. The prognosis was that these symptoms would continue for the rest of her life."

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