Shigella Holiday Sickness

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What is Shigella?

Shigella is a strand of the bacillary dysentery that affects the intestine and is caused by a lack of hygiene and contact with faeces. While the infection can be picked up in the UK it usually only displays mild symptoms compared with other strains of Shigella that can be contracted abroad.

When travelling abroad you should always seek sterile water for drinking, teeth cleaning or for freezing and using as ice. If you do find yourself with Shigella dysentery or suffering with any of the symptoms below then you could make a compensation claim.

Shigella Symptoms

Depending on the stand of Shigella that you contract will lead to a variation in symptoms, some of the more common include:

  • Diarrhea
  • Abdominal Cramping
  • Vomiting and Nausea
  • Fever

Medical treatment is not normally required unless the symptoms last longer than a few days in which case a GP should be consulted. It is often advised that someone with Shigella or Dysentery should keep their fluids up and paracetamol can also be taken to help alleviate some of the symptoms.

Can you Claim for Shigella Compensation?

If you would like more information on how you can claim compensation for Shigella then contact our team today by calling the number below, or fill your details on the claim form to the right.

Talk to our friendly experts FREE on:

0800 046 999 5

And get the compensation you deserve.

If you suffer an illness whilst away, your relaxing all-inclusive holiday can quickly turn into a negative experience. Not only will your health suffer, you could also be left out of pocket due to costly medical treatment. Once back home, it could also leave you unable to work or fulfil other commitments.


Find out how much compensation you could be entitled to.


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Why Holiday-SOS?

  • We can help you to claim compensation for illness caused by a hotel’s poor attention to hygiene
  • We operate on a no win, no fee basis
  • We have been helping clients for over 25 years
  • We have a dedicated team of lawyers who are specialists in holiday illness claims
  • We will support and advise you throughout every stage of the claims process