Coral Sea Resort Illness – Salmonella in Sharm el Sheikh

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Simpson Millar Solicitors are receiving enquiries from holiday-makers’ returning from the Coral Sea Resort in Egypt who have been struck down by a mysterious gastric illness. Initial reports suggest that a significant number of UK travellers’ have fallen fowl of a debilitating sickness bug.

One holiday-maker has already been confirmed with Salmonella infection which has resulted in an investigation by the Environmental Health Authority - further reports are expected once the results of stool samples are available.

The illness symptoms experienced by holiday-makers at the Coral Sea Resort include profuse and irrepressible diarrhoea - chronic stomach cramps - headaches – fever and nausea.

Simon Lomax, Holiday Illness and Accident Claims Manager says:

"Reports on popular consumer forums suggest that the food served at the Coral Sea Resort was atrocious. One holiday maker has said that the nearest thing to food he could eat at the hotel were hard boiled eggs"

"Guests returning from the Coral Sea Resort suffering from 'Sharm Belly' state they just prayed to hold out until the flight landed!"

"Internet reports suggest food hygiene standards at this Coral Sea Resort were not as they should have been and this caused a spate of illness amongst its guests. Salmonellosis is often linked to food poisoning and is transmitted by food or drinking water which has been contaminated by faeces, either directly or by flies or other insects."

"Tour operator’s representatives should be advising sick holiday makers to seek immediate medical advice from a qualified medical practitioner."

"We are advising our clients that Salmonella food poisoning is not caused by an over indulgence of food – climate charge - heat or an airborne virus, and any advice given to the contrary would be extremely naive. If left untreated Salmonellosis can cause serious long term health problems to its victims!"

"We will be seeking substantial compensation for those travellers who suffer illness due to unsanitary hygiene conditions and/or food poisoning at the Coral Sea Resort – reputable British tour companies should not be subjecting holiday-makers to poor hygiene and sanitation whilst on regulated package holidays abroad."

The Coral Sea Resort is a large and popular all-inclusive holiday advertised by First Choice in its holiday brochures. The Hotel is officially rated as 4 star with 2 outdoor swimming pools and 3 restaurants.


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