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All three victims experienced eerily similar symptoms and internal trauma before their deaths, according to a news release from Dominican authorities. Pathologists said autopsies showed the three had internal hemorrhaging, pulmonary edema and enlarged hearts.

Toxicology reports are pending.




 
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I wish all of these threads could be merged.

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.

NBC News reporter Shomari Stone confirmed Allen's death, citing the U.S. State Department. He said the federal government declined to comment on some reports that tainted alcohol had anything to do with American deaths.

Allen's son was reportedly on the way to spend Father's Day with him when he learned his dad had died.

By our count, at least nine American tourist deaths have been reported in the last year or so.
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More than 50 Jimmy Buffett fans from Oklahoma were sickened on an annual pilgrimage to celebrate the trop rock troubadour’s music and lifestyle at an all-inclusive resort in the Dominican Republic in April, according to the parrothead club’s travel agent.

News of the mass illness comes as another tourist has died in the Hispaniola island nation, bringing the total number of Americans to die mysteriously there to eight this year.

At least one of the Oklahomans who went on the trip to Punta Cana, from April 13 to 20, is still sick, and doctors at her Veterans Administration hospital diagnosed her with salmonella Wednesday night, said Dana Flowers, an Oklahoma City travel agent and trip organizer for the Central Oklahoma Parrothead Association.

“She’s been sick ever since the trip,” Flowers said.

Flowers, 62, was one of the 114 people to go on the trip to the Hotel Riu Palace Macao and one of those who became ill, he said. His illness lasted for 19 more days after he returned to the United States.
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He tested negative for salmonella, but others in the group have tested positive, he said. The one thing all the ill have in common is they hung out at the hotel’s pool bar.

“We all either swam in the pool or drank something from the pool’s swim-up bar,” he said. “I tend to think it was contaminated water or ice or a chemical they were pouring into the pool every night.”

The hotel’s representatives did not immediately respond to requests for comment.

When the trip ended, 47 fan club members reported being sickened. Since then, others have come forward saying they also became ill on the vacation, pushing the number over 50, Flowers said.

He said a few people who fell ill went to doctors on staff at the hotel and were immediately given medicine to treat for parasites without testing.

“It makes you wonder, did they know something,” he said. “To me, that was suspicious.”

According to Flowers, hotel staff said the people in the group became sick after going on an off-resort excursion, but he said he began feeling ill before then.

“It had nothing to do with the off-site excursion. We just didn’t believe it,” he said.

The Central Oklahoma Parrothead Association takes several trips a year to places like the Dominican Republic, Honduras, and Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, to party in honor of Buffett, the one-time Key Wester whose songs about living off the grid in island paradises made him famous decades ago and earned him a huge following of fans, known as parrotheads.

The fan club doesn’t see Buffett concerts on the trips, but musicians who play in the acoustic, country-rooted “trop rock” style music he helped pioneer come along and perform.
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Recent high school graduates from Oklahoma have fallen ill while staying at the same resort in the Dominican Republic where at least three Americans have died this year.

Several members of a group of former students of Deer Creek High School in Edmond, Oklahoma became unwell last week while on a trip celebrating their graduation, members of the group told The Oklahoman on Monday.

The group of about 75 former students and their chaperones were staying at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Punta Cana, where three Americans died in April and May.
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No deaths have been reported in the latest incident, but at least six people fell ill. They reported chills and intense nausea, followed by dangerous levels of dehydration.

The students, who are believed to have visited the Hard Rock’s in-house restaurant, were taken to a local hospital.
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“The one parent that I had spoken to said that … the majority did just fine and those that became ill ate at the same restaurant,” Deer Creek Public Schools Superintendent Ranet Tippens said of the incident, which she has been monitoring.
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I don't think we have anything on nos. 9 and 10, but I'll try to find articles that I must've missed.

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Khalid Adkins traveled to the Dominican Republic with his daughter last week, Adkins’ sister-in-law, Marla Strick, told FOX31. After his daughter returned to Denver, he suddenly became ill. When he tried to fly back to the United States on Sunday he was forced to get off the plane because he was so unwell. He was hospitalized in Santo Domingo, the Dominican capital.

Strick said that the doctors told Adkins’ family that he had kidney failure, but that they had difficulty communicating with the hospital staff.

Adkins is at least 11th American to die in the Dominican Republic since June 2018. Officials in the United States and the Dominican Republic have said the deaths are not connected. :rolleyes:
Not connected, eh. I must've also missed that news, because last I read they were still investigating.

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Working backward, here's #10.

(CNN)A man from New York died while vacationing in the Dominican Republic earlier this month, according to a US State Department official, making him the 10th American to have died after an apparent sudden health issue in the Caribbean nation in the past year.
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The State Department official did not offer details on the man's identity or cause of death, but a family member identified him as Vittorio Caruso, 56, of Glen Cove, Long Island, according to CNN affiliate News 12 Long Island.

Caruso's sister-in-law, Lisa Maria Caruso, told News 12 Long Island that Vittorio Caruso died after suffering respiratory distress and possibly a heart attack while on vacation.

The family received a phone call saying Caruso was sick, she said. Minutes later, they received a second call telling them he had died, the station reported.

According to Lisa Maria Caruso, her brother-in-law was enjoying part of his retirement in the Dominican Republic after he sold a Glen Cove pizza shop he'd owned with his brother for the past 12 years, News 12 Long Island reported.
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The Dominican Republic National Police confirmed to CNN that Caruso died at a hospital in Santo Domingo. According to police, he'd been receiving medical attention since June 11.

He died of respiratory failure, police said, citing the physician. An autopsy is pending.

CNN has previously reported that the deaths could potentially be related to alcohol. The FBI is helping local authorities with toxicology tests in at least three of the recent deaths.

Sunday, the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Punta Cana said it was removing liquor dispensers from guest room minibars. The resort said the decision was made independently and not as a result of two deaths that occurred at its property.
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Thomas Jerome "Jerry" Curran was a 78-year-old from Bedford, Ohio, according to his family. He passed away on January 26, 2019, while traveling with his wife, Janet, ABC News reports.

The U.S. State Department confirmed on Wednesday that another death had been reported.

"We can confirm the death of a U.S. citizen in January 2019 in the Dominican Republic," the department said in a statement to ABC News. "We offer our sincerest condolences to the family for their loss. Out of respect for the family during this difficult time, we do not have additional information to provide."

The death is the ninth confirmed case in about the past 12 months of U.S. citizens dying in the Dominican Republic.
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Okay, we're caught up now.

 
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New York (CNN Business)Delta Air Lines is giving passengers to one of the Dominican Republic's airports the right to change or cancel tickets without the usual penalty.

The flights covered by the waiver are those going to and from Punta Cana, on the eastern tip of the Island, where several American tourists have died in the last year.

Delta (DAL) said it is granting the waiver for travel through August 15, and if passengers are going to rebook they must begin travel no later than November 20. But if passengers cancel the flight altogether, they will get a credit that they can use on Delta for a period of one year from the original booking date.
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Delta said it is working with passengers traveling to the two other Dominican airports — those serving Santo Domingo and Santiago de los Caballeros — on a case-by-case basis. Other airlines, such as American (AAL), JetBlue (JBLU) and Sun Country, also say they will work with passengers wanting to change or cancel Dominican flights on a case-by-case basis.
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Between June 1 and June 19, cancellations increased 51% compared to the same period a year ago. The pace of cancellations has picked up even more than that in recent days with cancellations more than double year ago levels on June 18 and 19.

New bookings for July and August to the Dominican Republic from the United States have fallen by 74.3% compared to the same period in 2018. Bookings were up 2.8% in April and May, before the news coverage of the deaths began.
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Bookings to rival tourism destinations have jumped, Tarsh noted. June bookings for summer flights are up 45% to the Bahamas, up 31% to Aruba and up 26% to Jamaica.
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Dominican Tourism Minister Francisco Javier Garciacalls on Friday called the spate of deaths "exaggerated."
"It's not true that there has been an avalanche of American tourists dying in our country, and it's not true that we have mysterious deaths," he said. He denied Americans are canceling their vacations to the Dominican Republic.
 

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