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Dominican Republic holiday resort food poisoning

27 January 2009

A food poisoning outbreak has been reported at a holiday resort within the Dominican Republic.

The hotel where the affected guests resided has been identified as the Sirenis Hotel. Many holidaymakers have been diagnosed with the symptoms of food poisoning: vomiting, diarrhoea and dehydration. Some victims of the food poisoning have been hospitalised.

Investigations are being conducted into the source of the outbreak. Michelle Victor, of solicitors’ Russell Jones and Walker, is currently acting for a number of those affected by the food poisoning. She has extensive expertise dealing with food poisoning on holiday claims, having successfully pursued legal action against tour operators Thomson Holidays, when over 1000 holidaymakers staying at the 4 star Bahia Principe Hotel in the Dominican Republic suffered from food poisoning.

On that occasion many of Michelle’s clients needed emergency medical treatment due to severe food poisoning brought on by salmonella, campylobacter, cryptosporidium, shigella and giardia.

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