Illness News 2010 - Cryptosporidium at the Holiday Village Turkey


Distraught holiday makers are contacting Holiday Claims Solicitors’ Simpson Millar once again for advice regarding illnesses suffered at First Choice’s flagship hotel, the Holiday Village Turkey in Sarigerme.

Holiday makers returning from the Holiday Village Turkey in October 2010 have described how the Environmental Health Department contacted them to explain that they have ingested the holiday illness bug cryptosporidium - a parasite commonly contracted from filthy swimming pool water.

Holiday makers claim to have suffered symptoms which include: violent stomach cramps – flu like symptoms – fever – headaches and uncontrollable bouts of diarrhoea.

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Simon Lomax, Simpson Millar Holiday Illness Manager says:

"First Choice’s Holiday Village brand is described by the tour operator as a real all-in-one experience, advertised as all-inclusive resorts with numerous restaurants and bars, and packed with activities for that special family holiday. Unfortunately many of these Holiday Villages have seen holiday makers returning to the UK in recent years with bacterial infections, such as, SalmonellaCampylobacter and Cryptosporidium."

"Last year we were instructed by over 100 holiday makers who suffered illness at the Holiday Village in Sarigerme in Turkey. Fortunately Simpson Millar Solicitors can report that the action they were dealing with relating to the mass outbreak in 2008 has now settled."

"However the yearly illness trend at the Holiday Village Turkey appears to be continuing unabated given holiday makers returning from the Holiday Village in October 2010 have suffered with bouts of Cryptosporidiosis!"

"Fortunately, holiday makers who are seeking compensation for Cryptosporidium infection have the benefit of powerful consumer regulations in the 1992 Package Travel Regulations. These regulations entitle travellers who suffered illness at the Holiday Village Turkey to claim compensation from First Choice Holidays, under UK law."

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