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Whole family suffers holiday sickness

13 August 2009 08:30

Whole family suffers holiday sickness

A family from Chester have told of their nightmare holiday after nearly all of them fell ill when on a break in Turkey.

Vivien Hindley, Stephen Woodcock and their three children may be glad of their travel insurance policy after most of them were struck down with salmonella poisoning when on a ten-day getaway in Sarigerme.

Talking to the Chester Chronicle, the family say that by the end of the second week, Mr Woodcock and all three children - aged 14, 13 and eight - were ill.
Ms Hindley tells the source: "It was strange because the hotel was lovely. There were inspectors always checking around and the place looked spotless."

Medical treatment abroad can be extremely expensive and Brits without travel insurance who need such care may find that they have to use all of their holiday spending cash to cover the cost.

Meanwhile, insurers are warning Brits that should their holiday be affected by swine flu, they may still need a GP certificate in order to claim on their travel insurance.