Continuing Hygiene and Illness Problems at Red Sea Holiday Village


First Choice's, popular Holiday Village, Red Sea, which is located in the resort of Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt is one of their flagship hotels boasting a wide variety of family friendly facilities and activities.

Holiday Village Red Sea Egypt Illness Outbreak

Over the years our holiday claims lawyers have been contacted all too often with regard to hygiene failings at the hotel, with numerous guests falling ill whilst on holiday at the hotel or shortly after returning home. It seems the problems are continuing in summer 2015 as we have just been instructed by a group of holidaymakers that have become ill further to staying at the hotel this month.

Same Old Story?

First Choice Holidays have previously faced numerous large group action claims from holidaymakers that have suffered illness at the hotel. In the past Simpson Millar LLP's travel lawyers have secured compensation for a vast number of disgruntled holidaymakers that have been ill further to staying the accommodation in previous years.

The levels of illness reported at the hotel and the severity of the symptoms suffered by holidaymakers in past years has previously lead to the BBC's Watchdog TV programme featuring the hotel, with Simpson Millar LLP's Head of International Travel Law, Nick Harris featuring on the programme and providing advice.

Holiday illnesses are not always caused by hygiene failures, however the latest reports of illness are concerning as the symptoms are indicative of a bacterial infection which can be caused by the consumption of contaminated food or drink.

Serious Bacterial Infections

In previous years holidaymakers returning from the hotel have tested positive for bugs such as Salmonella, Cryptosporidium, E-coli and Shigella and reports received about the swimming pool potentially being contaminated by faecal matter are not encouraging.

Bacterial infections can cause unpleasant short term symptoms, such as abdominal cramps and diarrhoea but they can lead to longer lasting and more severe symptoms including post infective IBS and reactive arthritis, particularly if the bug is not identified and treated correctly at an early stage.

Anyone returning to the UK from the Holiday Village Red Sea with symptoms of diarrhoea, nausea or stomach cramps should seek advice from their GP without delay for medical advice.

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