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Whats Going On In The Dominican Republic?

Everybody wants to go on vacation and have a great time. Nowadays we can’t even go on vacation and feel free. Lately we have been hearing about the terrible deaths in the Dominican Republic. Day by day new travelers come forward saying they have experienced the same symptoms as these other people or have love ones that have passed away there. Everyone who has experienced sickness in DR had a drink from the mini bar or actually bar. So what is going on? Families are now coming forward saying many of there loved ones have experienced this. One family said their daughter went to the Dominican Republic with her fiancé for vacation. She had one drink from the mini bar, went to take a nap, and never woke up again.

The Dominican officials continue to say “it is safe”. But is it really? I have been traveling lately and just keep thinking what is this happened at my resort. How would I feel? You chose to go to an all-inclusive resort because of the unlimited supply of drinks and food. All-inclusive resorts are meant for you to have whatever you want, whenever. Now we must all be cautious and check every single thing we consume. This is a bit frightening because we pay to enjoy ourselves. We trust the people making the drinks, food, and taking care of us.

Most visitors cause of death were “heart attack or respiratory failure”. Families are starting to think that there loved ones didn’t really pass away from these natural causes. I visited the Dominican Republic about 3 years ago. Instead of staying on the island, I visited on a cruise ship for a day. The island is beautiful and the people were so nice. It so hard to believe that these things happened in a country that I visited before.

A State Department official told The Washington Post in an emailed statement “We can confirm the death of a U.S. citizen in April 2019 in the Dominican Republic”. “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 any additional information to provide."

When traveling to countries outside of the US make sure to read reviews on the hotel you will be staying at. Do your research and make sure that you are staying some place safe. Watch your surroundings and the people making your drink. Have a good time but always make sure to remain aware.

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