Spain holiday warning: Tourist bacteria outbreak that could cause pneumonia or …

Spain holiday warning: Tourist bacteria outbreak that could cause pneumonia or …

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Holidays to Spain are under threat as a bacteria outbreak sweeps the Canary Islands.A warning from the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control has advised that 13 tourists have already been hit with the Klebsiella pneumoniae bacteria.They warn that it is a potential epidemic situation after the tourists - primarily Swedish and Norwegian - were affected.It can be passed on by direct contact so can easily spread through busy resorts in the Spanish region.The bacteria can cause pneumonia, bloodstream infections or meningitis, according to the gov.uk website.The ECDC stated there is a “high risk of spreading and outbreaks if the traveller gets it, but it is not detected, and then is admitted to hospital once back home”.The affected tourists flew home between New Years and April after falling ill, which is how it could potentially spread across Europe.Symptoms that tourists should look out for include; chest pain, fever, sweating, and fatigue.If they have any of the symptoms they should seek medical help immediately.Infections from the Klebsiella bacteria are also known to be resistant to a wide range of antibiotics such as amoxicillin.The UK Foreign Office has yet to update their travel warning, although warns British tourists to always have ....


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