UK Travel Insurance Recommended After E-Coli Outbreaks

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With fears that an e.coli outbreak is set to sweep across the UK, Patrick Chong of InsureMore ( is urging families spending their half term holidays in the England to purchase UK travel insurance.

With the half term holidays fast approaching, many families will be toying with the idea of taking a break within the UK. However, with an e.coli epidemic set to sweep the country, InsureMore are urging people to take out UK travel insurance to cover themselves and their families whilst on holiday.

Godstone Farm was the first to report the epidemic, with further cases soon made known on eight subsequent British farms. Parents are now being urged not to allow their under-fives to touch livestock, and although ill health through touching an animal is rare, taking out an appropriate cheap travel insurance policy for your family will cover you in the event that you or a close family member falls ill whilst on your holidays.

If you're not sure what to look out for, the main symptoms of e.coli are severe stomach cramps and bloody diarrhoea. In most circumstances you will fully recover from these symptoms in a week with no medication. However, in some isolated incidents it has been known to result in kidney failure.

E. coli symptoms typically occur within two to eight days of coming into contact with the bacteria, so it's extremely likely that you will still be on holiday at the time of contracting the virus. If you find that this is the case for you or a close family member then your UK travel insurance policy should ensure that you are compensated for every day you lose of your holiday, as a consequence of being unable to leave the accommodation. In the extremely rare instance that your symptoms worsen and you are required to seek medical attention, then UK travel insurance should also ensure that, if necessary, you are placed in a hospital closer to your home.

Contracting e.coli can be extremely distressing and as a consequence some families have decided to pursue fair and just compensation from the owners of Godstone Farm. If you also feel the need to pursue legal advice as a result of falling ill then good UK travel insurance should also cover the costs of your legal fees.

However, farmers are urging families not to panic in light of the recent news. So far the cases of e.coli have been extremely isolated and it is believed that visiting a family farm poses no more threat then preparing white fish or poultry for a family meal.

So don't let the threat of e.coli stop you from enjoying your half-term family holiday, just ensure that you have taken out adequate UK travel insurance beforehand and you should be covered for every eventuality.

About Journeys Travel:

The consumer travel insurance website for Journey's Travel, InsureMore, offers flexible UK travel insurance ( packages for singles, couples and families with free cover against acts of terrorism and a quick and easy online claims feature.

For more information, please contact Patrick Chong:
Tel: 0845 247 9248

Journeys Travel Insurance,
AXIOM House,
Feltham Piazza,
TW13 4GJ


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