British Child Fighting For His Life After Food Poisoning At Egypt Hotel

A seven-year-old boy has been left fighting for his life after contracting food poisoning on his family holiday to Egypt.

The five star resort that he caught the bug at is close to the resort that John and Susan Cooper were staying at before they died last month. The British couple also caught a mysterious illness before they died.

Luay Mohammed has been in an intensive care unit for three weeks and has suffered several setbacks and complications including a stroke and sepsis alongside the salmonella that he caught at the Tia Heights at Makadi Bay, near Hurghada, Egypt.

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Reports suggest that Luay fell ill whilst he was on holiday but worsened upon his return. He is currently continuing his treatment at Birmingham Children's Hospital.

This Thursday he suffered several seizures and a stroke whilst he was in the intensive care unit. He is thought to be in a critical but stable condition. He is now receiving extra treatment for a collapsed lung and has had tests on his spine, as well as an MRI, to work out if there is any lasting damage to him

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The young boy's mother, Fathia Obayd, said: "It was terrifying. I thought we were losing him.

"I was so scared we would lose him. It makes me so angry this all began with food poisoning.

"Luay is just a little boy. He'll be in hospital a while yet, but he is a fighter."

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Credit: Mirrorpix

It comes just weeks after a British couple holidaying in the same area died, despite being in seemingly good health before arriving.

It is not yet known what caused the of death of John and Susan Cooper, from Burnley. An investigation is ongoing.

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Another two people were taken out of the same hotel last week amidst reports that they had contracted the dangerous food poisoning virus shigella.

Reports in the Daily Telegraph suggest that the pair are a mother and daughter.

Of John and Susan Cooper's death, holiday operator Tomas Cook released a statement that read: "The circumstances of their deaths remain unclear and it would be inappropriate to comment further until the Egyptian authorities complete their investigation and the autopsy findings are known."

It has been reported that the pair were staying in a room that was connected to one that that was fumigated. Pest controllers allegedly sprayed chemicals into the adjoining room days before their death.

After their death, Thomas Cook evacuated hundreds of holidaymakers from the five star resort.

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Tom Wood

Tom Wood is a freelance journalist and LADbible contributor. He graduated from University of London with a BA in Philosophy before studying for a Masters in Journalism at the University of Salford. He has previously written for the M.E.N Group as well as working for several top professional sports clubs. Contact him on [email protected]

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