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Salmonella Food Poisoning on All-Inclusive Holidays set to rise in 2015

These days more and more families are choosing to travel further afield for their holidays to exotic destinations such as Cuba, the Dominican Republic, Mexico and Egypt. Unfortunately, what families are not always prepared for, is the lack of attention to health, safety, cleanliness, and hygiene which can cause severe bouts of illness.

Holidaymakers reporting illness and sickness

We have noticed an increased number of holidaymakers reporting illnesses and sickness abroad as a result of sub-standard accommodation, poor food hygiene and on occasion, undercooked food.

It would appear that year on year reported cases of holiday illnesses are on the rise. This may well be as a result of the way in which illnesses are being dealt with in resort and a lack of action and investigation from representatives and tour operators such as Thomson, First Choice, Thomas Cook and Red Sea Holidays etc.

Many holidaymakers do report their illness and symptoms to their representatives, whilst at the resort, but often find that they are advised it is down to over-indulgence, excessive alcohol or as a result of the heat.

The reality is that a lot of the illnesses and bugs suffered by holidaymakers are down to common types of food poisoning such as salmonella, e.coli, and campylobacter to name a few.

Illness ruining family holidays

These illnesses can have a huge impact on a family holiday and generally ruin what should otherwise be a very relaxing, enjoyable and well-earned, family break. These forms of food poisoning can leave individuals unwell with lasting symptoms for a considerable amount of time, if left untreated.

Being ill on holiday is certainly a lasting memory, which most holidaymakers would wish to avoid, especially after saving so hard for their break.

Holiday Illness Advice

Our general advice and guidance would be to do your homework prior to travelling, check out customer reviews and if you are unfortunate enough to suffer sickness, diarrhoea, or stomach problems during your stay then report the illness to the hotel staff or a representative, seek medical attention and speak to a pharmacist for further advice.

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