Simpson Millar LLP’s Travel team has been instructed by a group of holidaymakers who have been diagnosed with Salmonella food poisoning following their return from the Hotel Kanta in Port El Kantaoui, Tunisia.
Our clients have raised concerns about a number of hygiene standards at the hotel, which included filthy public toilets and poor food handling practices leading to cross contamination.
Simon Lomax, Simpson Millar’s Holiday Illness and Accident manager says:
“Holidaymakers are returning from the Hotel Kanta suffering from severe gastric symptoms which include diarrhoea, vomiting, painful cramps and fever and it is understood that a large number of guests have required treatment in Tunisia.”
“The symptoms detailed are indicative of a variety of strains of salmonella infection and guests with similar symptoms should seek immediate advice from their doctor upon returning to the UK.”
Simon continues to say:
“There are over 2000 species of the Salmonella genus (e.g. typhimurium, enteritidis, hadar, newport) but since most of them cause food poisoning it is usual to talk about salmonella food poisoning without distinguishing which species is actually the cause.”
“Salmonella food poisoning on holiday is commonly experienced by holidaymakers returning from package holidays abroad and are common causes of gastric illnesses amongst UK travellers.”
“Quite frequently we eat food which contains a few food poisoning bacteria, but small numbers of them do not cause illness. I can only assume that large numbers must have been present in the food served by catering staff at the Hotel Kanta otherwise holidaymakers would not be experiencing such severe symptoms.”
Holidaymakers treated with antibiotics whilst on holiday at the hotel are advised to seek medical treatment upon their return to the UK.
If you have been severely ill, please contact us for advice on making a claim pursuant to the 1992 Package Travel Regulations. We offer a free initial assessment of the prospect of your holiday illness claim and no win no fee terms.
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If you need legal advice in relation to a sickness whilst on holiday abroad in Tunisia then get in touch with your specialist Holiday Claims team on: 0808 145 1353 or visit our On-Holiday-Claims website for further information.