How to Claim Compensation if you suffer Campylobacter Food Poisoning on Holiday
Campylobacter – Factual Information about making a Holiday Illness Claim
Campylobacter food poisoning is a common cause of diarrhoea experienced
by holiday makers on all inclusive holidays abroad. This holiday sickness bug
has been a frequent cause of travellers’ diarrhoea in recent years for holiday makers
returning from holiday destinations outside Europe.
Campylobacter food poisoning is suffered by many holiday makers during package holidays
to destinations such as Cuba – Mexico – Dominican Republic – Turkey – Egypt
and the Maldives. The disease is passed to travellers because:
- They inadvertently consume uncooked food such as raw chicken or
- Wild birds contaminate food either by defecation or by pecking at buffets – the
holiday bug is often carried on the beaks or claws of birds who also feed at nearby
land fills and sewage farms, and
- They have contact with infected wild animals such as cats and dogs
Claim Holiday Compensation from your Tour Operator Directly?
If you write to your tour operator’s legal team having suffered from campylobacter whilst on holiday you will be treated as a statistic. Many holiday-makers approach us after contacting their
tour operator directly because they have become frustrated by their
unfounded excuses and delays.
If the tour operator or its hotelier is at fault for your illness,
its trained in-house lawyers will attempt to under settle your holiday compensation
claim with vouchers or gestures of goodwill at a fraction of your claims true value.
If you have returned from your holiday having experienced a bout of campylobacter
due to the fault of the tour operator or its hotel supplier, we can help you claim
the compensation you deserve.
Speak with one of our Campylobacter Holiday Claims Experts today if you have suffered
from food poisoning abroad because of the negligence of a 3rd party on:
Call now on 0808 145 1353 or complete our no-obligation
online enquiry form
Excuses used By Tour Operators to Avoid Paying Compensation?
"Campylobacter symptoms can take anything from between 1 and 10 days to develop
and so there are countless possibilities as to the source of your infection. Customer
do not travel hundreds of miles to be confined to their hotel and inevitably they
consume food and drinks in local bars and restaurants, purchase ice creams on the
beach, drink milkshakes, snacks, milky tea and coffee……etc, the list is endless
and I do hope you can appreciate the point being made here."
If you experience symptoms of campylobacter food poisoning during
your holiday you should seek medical treatment immediately. It is also advisable
to report the matter to your Holiday Representative and insist on your own copy
of the report. Do not accept that the holiday illness you or a member of your family suffered
was a mysterious "airborne virus" – if you seek medical treatment
you could save the rest of your holiday and prevent long term complications.
Campylobacter food poisoning information:
The disease: Holiday illnesses which are caused by many different
species of Campylobacter are collectively called Campylobacteriosis.
The bacteria are normally carried from person to person via food, dairy products
such as milk, or un-chlorinated water.
Symptoms include: General feeling of illness, followed by severe
diarrhoea and abdominal pain. Vomiting is rare. The illness is often confused with
appendicitis because of the severe pain and fever. Blood and mucus
may be excreted in stools.
Usual incubation period: 1 to 10 days, usually 2-5 days.
Duration of holiday illness: 2 days to 1 week but sometimes longer
but complications such as irritable bowel syndrome and reactive arthritis may develop.
Prevention: Water should be chlorinated; milk should be heat treated;
and hotel food should be thoroughly cooked, especially poultry.
Person-to-person spread is uncommon and easily prevented by strict attention to
hygiene. Particularly important is hand washing after going to the toilet and before
consuming food.Person-to-person spread is uncommon and easily prevented by strict
attention to hygiene. Particularly important is hand washing after going to the
toilet and before consuming food.Person-to-person spread is uncommon and easily
prevented by strict attention to hygiene. Particularly important is hand washing
after going to the toilet and before consuming food.
Holiday makers returning from holiday with Cryptosporidium should not return to
work until their symptoms have cleared up and their stools have returned to normal
for at least 48 hours.
Campylobacter Holiday Illness Claims News – Hotel Watch
The BBC programme, The Secret Tourist, recently exposed the risks of contracting campylobacter food poisoning whilst on holiday. The programme focused on the Fun Royal Tropical Hotel in the Dominican Republic and the Club Armar Hotel in Marmaris, Turkey.
The programme revealed the dangers of eating in open air restaurants because nearly 50% of birds carry the campylobacter holiday illness bug,
Birds pecking at, or faecally contaminating uncovered food from above, is a likely cause of many holiday illness claims.
Campylobacter Holiday Illness Claim Enquiry
If you or a member of your family has experienced illness at a hotel abroad or onboard
a cruise ship then please contact us on Freephone: 0808 145 1353
for free advice. Our Specialist Holiday Claims lawyers may be able to pursue your
compensation claim on a 'no win no fee' basis.