Dominican Republic - American tourists found dead in resorts, same cause of death, 2018/2019

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  1. Bugurl747

    Bugurl747 Well-Known Member

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    I agree with you @Herat and @Inthedetails

    Nonetheless, they are some official results to some of the illnesses we have been discussing in these threads.
     
  2. PrairieWind

    PrairieWind Verified Attorney

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    I think the State Department is just being careful. Information is getting out there. But if the State Dept issues a serious warning, that could crush D.R.'s economy. We don't want that, especially since we don't know what exactly is going on. Personally, I would stay away for now.
     
  3. Inthedetails

    Inthedetails Well-Known Member

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    Yes. There is likely more than one problem going on. Like just about any situation, it's complicated.

    jmo
     
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  4. Bugurl747

    Bugurl747 Well-Known Member

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    No, but some of the violence and dismissive attitude in relation to DR is coming to light.

    I am sure Tammy Lawrence-Daley is glad to see some type of action/acknowledgement being done.

    A Delaware woman was expecting her most recent vacation to be filled with relaxation and fun, but it soon turned into a nightmare when she was brutally attacked and left to die in the resort’s basement.

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  5. Inthedetails

    Inthedetails Well-Known Member

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    I'm getting mixed up on what cases are new and what are updates. Anyway:

    https://nypost.com/2019/06/18/woman...honeymoon-in-hospital-due-to-mystery-illness/

    "Skylar Martin and her husband Derek Martin were staying at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Punta Cana last week when the newlywed got sick and needed to be hospitalized, according to WWBT-TV....

    Syklar said she and her husband went to the resort’s hibachi grill on Saturday night, before falling ill.

    'We pretty much ate all the same things,” Skylar said. “I think our alcohol options were a bit different....'"
     
  6. Inthedetails

    Inthedetails Well-Known Member

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    This one seems like a different case - a death from violence or accident, not a food/beverage issue, but falls under the category of tourist death = heart attack. As we've seen from the stats on the thread previously, "natural causes" are not counted but accidents, suicides, etc are. So, it benefits the tourism industry to label just about any tourist death "heart attack."

    I really want to see the stat of heart attacks.

    https://nypost.com/2019/06/18/mom-accuses-dominican-authorities-of-lying-about-sons-hiking-death/

    "The 56-year-old history teacher collapsed and fell on Aug. 29, 2018, during a mountain excursion near Jarabacoa, where he was on vacation, according to the news station.

    His mother said officials ruled his death as a heart attack but she believes there was a struggle.

    'He was beaten because his knuckles were bruised all up,' Wedington said. 'He had a fractured skull and he had a bruise on his back like he had been kicked.'”
     
  7. swedeheart

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    not sure if this has been posted, but it's dated yesterday (june 17, 2019)

    New Jersey man found dead in the Dominican Republic; 9th American tourist to die in country

    SOSÚA, Dominican Republic — A New Jersey man reportedly died in the Dominican Republic last week -- becoming the latest American tourist to pass away while vacationing in the Caribbean country in roughly the last year.

    ABC News reports Joseph Allen, 55, was found lifeless in his hotel room on June 13 at a resort in Sosúa. He was reportedly on a trip to celebrate a friend's birthday.

    According to ABC News, Allen had complained about being hot at the pool and went to his room for a shower -- but still wasn't feeling fell afterward and decided to lie down for the night. When his friends asked the hotel for a wellness check the next morning, he was dead.
     
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  8. Bugurl747

    Bugurl747 Well-Known Member

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    From the article:

    The woman said she was taken to the hospital and diagnosed with a bacterial blood infection.
    She was given antibiotics but the cause of the illness was still a mystery.

    Sepsis Sepsis is a potentially life-threatening condition caused by the body's response to an infection. The body normally releases chemicals into the bloodstream to fight an infection.
     
  9. Herat

    Herat Well-Known Member

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    There is also a DR drink called “Mamajuana” ( not related to marijuana.

    Mama Juana - Wikipedia

    A workmate was in Punta Cana last year and said Everyone was trying to push this stuff on you to drink. Supposedly it’s an aphrodisic. Their taxi driver wanted them to drink some, the bellaman asked if they wanted it, anytime they went out someone was trying to sell them it. She said they told her it was made with wood herbs. She taste some & said was strong like a red wine cough syrup and she didnt like it at all.

    She made it sound like it was all home brew!

    They also drank “liberally”from their AI minibar with the big bottles of liquor but didn’t think they were poisoned.
     
  10. Herat

    Herat Well-Known Member

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    Mr Allen is a large man in the photos I’ve seen. He might very well have had heart disease.
     
  11. Herat

    Herat Well-Known Member

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    I think MSM need to tone down the hysteria a bit and stop reporting on everyone who got abdominal cramps and diarrhea.

    Maybe they should also compare the illnesses reported in other AI’s such as in Jamaica, Cancun, Baja.
     
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  12. borndem

    borndem Anglophile & registered demwit

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    Agreed. SMH. Natural causes aren't their fault. Understandable for sure on their part. Marketing. And you can make statistics do just about anything you wish.

    What business wouldn't do its best to present the best of everything? SMH. Good food, wonderful amenities, first-class hotel, fine staff, yadda, yadda. And yes, a heart attack is about as natural as it gets -- especially if that's what the examiner is looking to find. I'm no doctor, but possibly some bad drugs or additives could result in a heart attack for an anonymous victim.
     
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  13. Bugurl747

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    Could be, at quick glance he has several risk factors. His family said that he traveled to the Dominican Republic frequently and was in "good health".

    One does not have to be of large orientation to have heart disease. Any one of the individuals that have allegedly died from a " heart attack" could have had a family history of heart disease lending them more susceptible. Ones risk for heart disease can increase based on genetics, age, ethnicity, sex, obesity, diet, stress, comorbidities etc.

    I keep seeing a common issue in the DR which is bacteria, viruses, and parasites all of which are leading causes of endocarditis and in turn can lead to a cardiac incident, stroke, PE, etc.

    MOO
     
  14. Herat

    Herat Well-Known Member

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    And he could well be exposed to bacteria, viruses, and parasites in the USA, and parasites are only rarely assiciated with endocarditis.

    His course isn’t typical for endocarditis.

    But there’s no use trying to discuss his health - that’s for someone with acess to his medical records, and an examination with laboraotory and imaging studies.
     
  15. KariKae

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    One factor that makes me lean toward tainted alcohol is the lack of report of children becoming ill...
     
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  16. Inthedetails

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    Oh, good point.

    jmo
     
  17. Herat

    Herat Well-Known Member

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    Other than the children who are enjoying a nice stiff drink or 4 from the minibar
     
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  18. borndem

    borndem Anglophile & registered demwit

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    Not children, but I just saw this -- similar, but not the same.

    If too far out, ignore or MODS can delete.

    Oklahoma High School Graduates Get Sick in the Dominican Republic During Senior Trip
     
  19. Herat

    Herat Well-Known Member

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  20. borndem

    borndem Anglophile & registered demwit

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    Yes, you're correct --
    Legal Drinking Age in Punta Cana's All-Inclusive Hotels | iHeartDR
     

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