Food poisoning on a tour bus travelling to the Blue Mountains in New South Wales left most of the Japanese tourists on board ill, suffering from symptoms such as vomiting and diarrhoea. The outbreak of food poisoning on the tour bus occurred shortly after a stopover in Brisbane, where the tourists shared a meal.
Stopping in Chipping Norton, paramedics were called and checked the health of the sick travellers, whilst wearing protective gear and face masks. Some holidaymakers were later transported to hospital by ambulance.
When the first case of food poisoning took hold, a tourist was quarantined in the coach bathroom, before other people also began to display symptoms. The coach was used ‘as a quarantine capsule’ to transport the sick to hospital, whilst those who were less ill waited on the grass by the bus.
All four people admitted to Liverpool Hospital were described as being in a stable condition, and showed symptoms believed to be food poisoning. Fears it may have been some kind of contagious outbreak were quashed by a spokesman for south-west Sydney Local health District, who said, “This is definitely not a case of Ebola.”
Has food poisoning ruined your tour?
Booking an organised coach tour is a great way to see the sights of a city or a country up close and personal, with other tourists for company. However, one of the disadvantages of travelling in this manner (similar to travelling on cruise ships) is that an outbreak of food poisoning has the opportunity to spread quickly, particularly if people do not maintain good hygiene practices on board the coach.
If you have been on a coach tour that was spoilt by an outbreak of food poisoning, you may be able to make a claim for personal injury compensation, so make sure you contact a personal injury lawyer as soon as possible to explore your options.
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Source: Daily Mail
Date Published: November 16, 2014
Author: David Brown