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ClubHotel Riu Negril, 2016
Our International Personal Injury team is concerned to learn of recent reports of guests falling ill with gastric symptoms during holidays taken at the ClubHotel Riu Negril in Jamaica in February and March 2016.
Despite positive reviews, we've read reports regarding holidaymakers who fell ill during a stay at the hotel. The tourists claim that some of the food such as chicken was “raw”. Other guests report falling ill with gastric symptoms, and one child was subsequently diagnosed with salmonella.
Gastric symptoms can range from mild diarrhoea to abdominal cramps and blood in stools. We know the potential long term effects that can be associated with such illness, with sometime permanent long term complications arising such as post-infective irritable bowel syndrome (IBS).
Salmonella is a bacterial disease of the intestinal tract. It's part of a group of bacteria that cause typhoid fever, food poisoning, gastroenteritis, enteric fever and other illnesses. Holidaymakers become infected mostly through contaminated water or foods, especially meat, poultry and eggs.
If you travelled to the ClubHotel Riu Negril in Jamaica and have subsequently suffered from symptoms of illness, we'd like to hear from you.
For more advice on making a holiday illness claim, contact us on 0800 056 0066 or complete our enquiry form and we will call you back.
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