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Girl 'sick every 10 minutes' as bug hits holiday park

Girl 'sick every 10 minutes' as bug hits holiday park

Published by Emma Carton at 7:24am 25th October 2019.

The mum of a little girl struck down by a mystery illness at a Cornish holiday park says she was being sick every ten minutes.

Edie is among 30 children and eight adults who reportedly fell ill at Mullion Holiday Park on the Lizard.

Public Health England has issued an update, after launching an official investigation.

It insists that infection controls are in place and there are no ongoing worries about food safety and hygiene.

"It's just been sick, sick, sick"

Speaking to ITV News Westcountry on Thursday, Mum Vickie Evans said her daughter became more and more miserable.

"It's just been sick, sick, sick - all last night with only ten minutes between each.

"This morning she's just crying and still being a bit sick, she's just not herself at all and she's not eating.

"We've not been able to go anywhere really. My partner took my son out but me and Edie have been stuck in the chalet. You can't take her out when she's ill, it's just not fair".

Mum Vickie Evans

You can read Vickie's full story here.

What is the official response?

Mullion Holiday Park released an official statement on Thursday, saying it was "very concerned" that guests had been taken ill.

Bosses say they contacted Public Health England and Environmental Health straight away and a thorough investigation is being carried out.

"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, Public Health England

The cause of the mystery illness has not been revealed yet, however an investigation is underway.

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