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30 children reportedly fall ill at Cornish holiday park

30 children reportedly fall ill at Cornish holiday park

Published by Sarah Yeoman at 4:28pm 24th October 2019. (Updated at 5:02pm 24th October 2019)

Around 30 children have reportedly fallen ill at a holiday park in Cornwall.

It happened at Mullion, on the Lizard Peninsula, and an investigation is underway.

Bosses say they immediately contacted Public Health England after the reports of diarrhoea, vomiting, nausea and abdominal cramps.

The park says it is "very concerned" and they are working to look after all guests.

Health officials and Cornwall Council are now trying to work out what caused it.

"We are very concerned that a number of our guests on park have been taken ill, and are carrying out a thorough investigation. 

"We immediately contacted Public Health England and the local Environmental Health Authority and are co-operating with them fully to look after our guests whilst we identify the source."   

A spokesperson for Mullion holiday park

Public Health England says most of the patients have recovered quickly but anyone affected is being advised to stay away from work or school.

It has been confirmed that there are no concerns about food safety and hygiene.

“Those affected have reported mild-to-moderate illness including diarrhoea, vomiting, nausea and abdominal cramps.

“It is good news that most of the affected individuals appear to have recovered quickly.

“Our advice for anyone else affected is to drink plenty of water to avoid dehydration and stay away from work, school and nursery until you have been symptom free for 48 hours. If symptoms continue, please contact your GP.

“PHE is working with Environmental Health Officers to ensure that appropriate precautions and procedures are in place to minimise risk.

“Following a visit by environmental health officers to the park this afternoon (Thursday) we are reassured that infection control measures are in place and there are no on-going concerns with food safety and hygiene.”

Dr Bayad Nozad, Consultant in Communicable Disease Control at Public Health England South West

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