A mystery illness struck youngsters on board flight EK007 from South Africa to London (via Dubai). Around 60 children suddenly became ill on board the plane and specially-trained paramedics were on hand as the flight landed at Heathrow Airport.
Several of the children, aged between 10 and 14, started vomiting suddenly during the flight and the crew contacted emergency services. Paramedics on the scene checked around 60 youngsters, with 12 children taken to hospital where they received treatment for stomach flu and were quickly released.
It’s thought the children’s choir came down with viral gastroenteritis, more commonly known as stomach flu. One of the youngsters commented, “The air stewardesses were running around giving people sick bags as quick as they could. There were a lot of queues for the toilets and we were all a bit queasy. I don’t know what caused it but it was a long journey and a bit bumpy.”
Thankfully, all of the children have now recovered and returned home to Wales.
Making a claim for food poisoning compensation
If you have been struck down by food poisoning or have been affected by an outbreak of a stomach bug whilst on a plane or cruise ship, you could be entitled to claim compensation. There will normally need to be evidence of negligence such as food being prepared or stored improperly, or unhygienic conditions which have led to the outbreak of a bug. In situations like this, it is a good idea to get in touch with a personal injury lawyer, who will be able to advise you if you have a viable claim for compensation and gather evidence in support of your claim. Stomach flu and food poisoning can be serious, striking quickly and leaving you feeling weak, with fever, nausea, vomiting and diarrhoea all common symptoms.
Contact Accident Advice Helpline
If you have fallen ill on board a flight or cruise ship, Accident Advice Helpline can help you. We know that becoming ill on holiday (or after your break) is stressful enough, so we won’t charge you any upfront fees to make a claim – our lawyers work on a 100% no win, no fee* basis. We offer confidential, no-obligation advice so call our freephone helpline day or night and we can answer any questions you may have and tell you whether you have a viable claim. Receive the compensation you deserve; contact us today.
Source: Daily Mail
Date Published: June 15, 2014
Author: David Brown