In Fethiye, one of Turkey's most important tourism destinations, there was a Salmonella crisis that frightened vacationers at Hillside Hotel, a luxury segment hotel under Alarko Holding, which operates in Kalemya Bay. While the guests staying at the hotel, especially children, were hospitalized due to the rapidly spreading Salmonella, the rapidly spreading disease also affected family members.
According to Odatv, family members confirmed the incident and stated that they were rushed to Istanbul for treatment. It is learned that another family's child was diagnosed with Salmonella in a private hospital in Istanbul after being misdiagnosed in Fethiye. It is reported that the families, whose health conditions improved, were very saddened after what happened.
In a statement released by Hillside Beach Club Hotel, it was stated that the infirmary is located in the central location of the hotel and that guests can apply for the first diagnosis in any case, and that there was no Salmonella outbreak mentioned in the news, and that there was not even a single diagnosis or complaint that applied to the infirmary in this regard.
What is Salmonella?
With more than 2,000 subspecies, Salmonella bacteria, which can enter the body through the mouth and poorly cleaned foods, cause disease and enter the bloodstream after entering the body, can be more serious in children, elderly people and people with an inadequate immune system. Salmonella is a bacteria that can spread very quickly because it is transmitted through water and food. To prevent the spread of salmonella, it is necessary to follow personal hygiene rules and avoid consuming raw food from unsafe places.
It is more common in protein foods such as eggs, milk, rice pudding, poorly stored fresh pastries, and chicken that has been kept outside. Salmonella bacteria are transmitted after consuming foods contaminated with this bacteria. It is transmitted by consuming food that is not suitable for food safety or by consuming foods that are high in protein (milk, eggs, meat or broth).