Food Poisoning in Aruba

Traveler advisories and reported cases of food poisoning and foodborne illness in Aruba.

Have you fallen ill from food or drink, had food poisoning in Aruba, or know the details of another traveler who has? Please submit information about what was consumed, where, or what others should avoid consuming.

True food poisoning occurs when a person ingests a contaminating chemical or a natural toxin, while most cases of foodborne illness are caused by a variety of foodborne pathogenic bacteria, viruses, or parasites that contaminate food. Such contamination usually arises from improper handling, preparation, or food storage.

Symptoms typically begin several hours to several days after ingestion and can include one or more of the following: nausea, abdominal pain, vomiting, diarrhea, fever, headache, or fatigue. In most cases the body is able to permanently recover after a short period of acute discomfort and illness. However, foodborne illness can result in permanent health problems or even death, especially in babies, young children, pregnant women (and their fetuses), elderly people, sick people and others with weak immune systems.

It's typically in the best interest of a business to keep their customers healthy, but is there a particular restaurant or market in Aruba that you know of which consistently has problems with health and hygiene? Are there any food or drink items that travelers should exercise extreme caution with while visiting Aruba?

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January 20th, 2017

We visited Hyatt from 12/24/16-1/4/17. On the day before our departure, 3 members of our family became ill after eating at one of the Hyatt restaurants. My 2 year old suffered severe diarrhea for 12 days, fever, vomiting and rash. Stool sample showed salmonella infection.
Hotel is in denial and not being cooperative.

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January 28th, 2017

My wife and I both experienced sever nausea and food poisoning symptoms during our stay at the Aruba Hyatt this week, a few days apart. I've not linked this to the Hyatt restaurants although we did have breakfast there each day. In my case I became ill on Monday and felt nauseous for 48 hours. My wife became ill later in the week. We will see our MD when we return home this weekend.

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