Mysterious Illness at Hotel in Eilat

By Hamodia Staff

A nighttime view of the resort city of Eilat. (Mendy Hechtman/Flash90)

YERUSHALAYIM – The Health Ministry on Wednesday was investigating an outbreak of stomach illness at the Dan Eilat hotel.

Some 56 guests at the hotel began reporting vomiting and intestinal cramps since Tuesday. Most were attending a lawyers conference.

Two inspections of the hotel kitchen failed to reveal any health issues, but food samples were sent for laboratory testing, while an epidemiological investigation is also under way.

B’chasdei shamayim, only a few of the guests have had to seek medical attention.

“The Health Ministry will continue to guide the hotel in accordance with the findings of the investigation, which is still ongoing, and will update the public if necessary,” a statement said.

The Dan hotel in Eilat commented: “We are very distressed over the fact that several of the hotel’s guests required treatment. According to the information that we have, there were 15 guests [affected]. We sent samples of the food for testing, and we are in constant contact with the Health Ministry.” “The Yoseftal hospital has declared that all of the hotel’s guests who required treatment did not suffer from stomach poisoning. The hotel is fully booked and we wish everyone health.”

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