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Illness Complaints from First Choice Holiday Village in Tenerife

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  • Reports of cryptosporidium causing gastric illness
  • Dirty swimming pools thought to be cause of sickness spreading
  • First Choice potentially liable

It’s summer time! The children have broken up from school and eagerly await their holiday abroad with their family.

They can’t wait until they have reached their hotel and can finally jump into the swimming pool, playing pool games and cooling down. Maybe some children will even learn to swim whilst on holiday.

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What most holidaymakers do not think about is the pool water being contaminated with Cryptosporidium. Cryptosporidium is spread by swallowing water that has been contaminated with faeces. Even the smallest amount of pool water can cause this gastric illness.

First Choice has a responsibility to ensure that the pools are properly maintained, water is clean and that they are filtering it properly to prevent contamination.

– Amanda Dunford, Holiday Accident and Illness Claims Specialist
Holiday Claims Solicitors for complaints and compensation

Cryptosporidium causes gastric illness symptoms such as:

  • Watery diarrhoea
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Stomach cramps
  • Fever
  • Dehydration
  • Lack of appetite
  • Weight loss

The first signs of the gastric illness usually occurs within a week after the contracting the illness.

Whilst anyone can contract the gastric illness certain people are more likely to become seriously ill including young children. It is disturbing to learn that First Choice Holiday Village Tenerife – a holiday resort promoted as the “ultimate family holiday” have reports of cryptosporidium.

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First Choice advertise the ‘Swim Academy’ where holidaymakers, including children, over the age of 3 can have swimming lessons by ASA qualified teachers. They encourage holidaymakers to use their multiple pools. The children even have their own pools including a waterslide and there are 2 baby splash pools.

Are these pools safe?

First Choice has a responsibility to ensure that the pools are properly maintained, water is clean and that they are filtering it properly to prevent contamination.

Cryptosporidium is very contagious. If you have had diarrhoea DO NOT SWIM in the pools until 14 days after the diarrhoea has stopped, wash your hands after going to the toilet, avoid swallowing pool water, report any illness to the representative and seek medical advice.

We are representing holidaymakers who have contracted cryptosporidium whilst on holiday at the Holiday Village Tenerife. If you have suffered gastric illness whilst on holiday see your GP. You can also contact us for advice on how to make a claim.

Get in touch for a chat about how we can help you by filling in our quick, no obligation enquiry form and we will call you back or you can call us directly on 0808 145 1353.

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