Food and water contaminated by bacteria – viruses – parasites or toxins are the reason why holidaymakers each year fall ill during holidays abroad.
Most illness and sickness experienced by infected individuals caused by food poisoning on holiday present with similar symptoms typically characterised by diarrhoea – sickness and vomiting and painful stomach cramps.
For most victims of food poisoning who suffer illness on holiday the symptoms are short lived, lasting between 7 and 21 days. However, some holidaymakers develop secondary conditions such as reactive arthritis, irritable bowel syndrome and intolerance to certain types of food. These conditions are often debilitating and effect daily life and warrant substantial compensation.
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The most common foods associated with food poisoning are often the most popular dishes served at buffets and barbecues at hotels abroad:
Food poisoning can be split into two categories – Infectious food poisoning and toxic food poisoning.
Infectious causes usually affect the digestive system causing stomach pains and are due to bacteria – parasites and viruses that attack the digestive system after their consumption.
Toxic food poisoning has the capacity to attack the entire body overwhelming the person's immune system and causing symptoms some of which typically include loss of balance – skin rashes and a rapid heartbeat.
Typically food poisoning is caused through bacteria however food poisoning can also be viral.
If you have suffered from food poisoning at your hotel abroad then get in touch with our Holiday Illness Specialists today to claim compensation for your illness
We have the expertise to pursue holiday food poisoning claims successfully against tour operators and UK package holiday providers.