Dozens of Brits were reportedly struck down with bouts of vomiting and diarrhoea at a five-star Greek resort.
The group had all checked in to a five star Apollonion Asterias Resort and Spa on the picturesque island of Kefalonia and have now called in the lawyers after the alleged bug turned a luxury escape into a holiday from hell.
Irwin Mitchell are on the case after reports that adults, babies and young children were sick at dining tables, in the swimming pool and in reception of the resort near Lixouri.
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Danielle Faulkner from Newport, South Wales, claims she began experiencing sickness and diarrhoea on the second day of her family’s week-long holiday in mid July.
It cost £3,000 and was booked through UK tour operator TUI.
The 44-year-old, who has a suppressed immune system due to previously being diagnosed with the incurable condition lupus, lost consciousness.
Danielle, a business change manager, was treated by a resort doctor and was given antibiotics and anti-sickness injections.
Daughters, Amelie, 15, and 17-year-old Isobel, also fell ill.
''It was awful. We couldn’t even keep down water down and in 40-degree heat that was incredibly worrying. Amelie said that she’d never been so ill in her life," she said.
“To then make matters worse Isobel fell ill a few days after.
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“The holiday quickly went from what we hoped would be a dream trip to a disaster. What’s even more concerning is that we weren’t alone.
''We saw other holidaymakers being sick in front of the other guests and others were complaining about hygiene standards."
Jatinder Paul, the specialist international injury lawyer at Irwin Mitchell who has been instructed by Danielle and her daughters as well as other families, said: “We continue to be contacted by a growing number of people from across the UK who fell ill during holidays to this resort this summer.
“What’s of particular concern is that multiple families are reporting suffering the same serious symptoms and in a short timeframe.
''The ages of those affected range from one-year-old to 57."
Danielle said after they fell ill, notices were put up outside the restaurant and pool area advising guests there had been sickness in the resort.
She also claims waiting staff were wearing masks and gloves, which she assumed was a Covid measure.
A spokesperson for TUI said: ''We are sorry to hear about these experiences as the health and safety of our customers is our biggest priority.
''Unfortunately, as this is now a legal matter, we are unable to comment any further.''
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