Salmonella is extremely well-known worldwide for holiday makers becoming ill on holiday.
Bacteria like this spreads very quickly and can be passed around families and groups of friends easily. It is usually found in the gut of farm animals and poultry, meaning that any eggs, milk or other dairy products that are consumed can be infected with salmonella. If meat is cooked correctly, any salmonella bacteria that is present will be killed, but in the case where food is not cooked correctly, or there is an unhygienic preparation area, bacteria will thrive and spread very quickly.
Usually salmonella occurs in hot climates with the most common countries being Turkey, Egypt and North Africa.
- Stomach cramps
- Traces of blood in stools
You can avoid the risk of contracting salmonella by:
- Avoiding any food that are not cooked properly
- Avoiding any food that have been re-heated incorrectly
- Avoiding food that has been prepared in unhygienic conditions
- Avoiding food that has been stored at incorrect temperatures
- Avoiding salads and uncooked fruit and vegetables which may have been handled unhygienically
- Use hand sanitizer regularly
- Wash hands at all times, before and after eating and after going to the toilet
If you think you may have contracted food poisoning while on holiday and would like to put in an all-inclusive holiday claim, our team of solicitors, the holiday illness experts, will be there every step of the way to show you how to claim your holiday money back plus any additional compensation that you may be entitled to.