We see this parasite more frequently in cases where clients have complained of a smell of sewage around the hotel. This smell often comes as a result of untreated sewage waste being used to fertilise the hotel greenery. This process of recycling waste water saves money for the hotel, but leads to a huge increase in the reports of sickness, diarrhoea and reported outbreaks of cryptosporidium.
This is a parasite that lives in, or on, another organism. Infection can occur in humans and animals and is easily spread through contact with an infected person. If you come into contact with improperly treated swimming pools you may experience the following symptoms:
- Stomach cramps
- High temperature
- Loss of appetite
Onset of Illness: 3 – 5 days after contamination.
Duration of Illness: Symptoms can last from between 2 and 10 days, but can often reoccur.
It is your tour operator’s responsibility to make sure you are provided with a safe, clean and hygienic hotel.
If you have fallen ill whilst on an all-inclusive holiday get in touch with a member of our team. We have over 10 years industry experience and we will be happy to help you through the process of claiming back the cost of your holiday plus any additional compensation you may be owed.