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WorldThe Dominican Republic resort where tourists have been dying has a long history of vacationers contracting serious illnesses

06:05  11 june  2019
06:05  11 june  2019 Source:   msn.com

Maryland Couple Found Dead At Dominican Republic Resort Died Due To Respiratory Failure, Police Say

Maryland Couple Found Dead At Dominican Republic Resort Died Due To Respiratory Failure, Police Say A Prince George's County couple found dead in their room at a resort in the Dominican Republic died due to respiratory failure, the country's national police said Sunday. Dominican Today reports that the Edward Nathael Holmes, 63, and Cynthia Day, 49, were found at the Bahia Principle Hotel at the resort of Playa Nueva Romana on the southeast coast. An autopsy performed on the couple showed both had respiratory failure and pulmonary edema, police said. Police found several bottles of high blood pressure medications inside their room. Reports say that there is no evidence of violence in relation to their death.

The Dominican Republic resort where tourists have been dying has a long history of vacationers contracting serious illnesses . Three American tourists have died in recent months while staying at the same hotel chain in the Dominican Republic . But their deaths speak to a long history of

Read more: The Dominican Republic resort where tourists have been dying has a long history of vacationers contracting serious illnesses . From that moment on, she told INSIDER, she never left her husband's side. "We really kind of isolated ourselves to protect ourselves from the dangers of

The Dominican Republic resort where tourists have been dying has a long history of vacationers contracting serious illnesses© Joe deSousa/Flickr Three American tourists have died in recent months while staying at the same hotel chain in the Dominican Republic. But their deaths speak to a long history of troubles at Dominican Republic resorts and hotels.

In late May, Nathaniel Holmes and Cynthia Ann Day of Maryland were found dead inside their room at the Bahia Principe hotel at the resort Playa Nueva Romana, five days after Miranda Schaup-Werner of Pennsylvania collapsed and died at the Luxury Bahia Principe Bouganville in San Pedro de Macoris.

Since then, others have come forward about falling ill at the resort chain, which has 14 hotels across the Dominican Republic, in addition to other properties in the Caribbean and Spain.

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The news that six US tourists have died in the Dominican Republic since March has caused concern among travelers, but there are several ways visitors Just this year, four American tourists have died after collapsing in resort hotel rooms, two have died in a car crash, and several others claimed they

Six Americans have died at resorts on the popular Caribbean island, and their families are raising questions about the circumstances. Her sister, Felecia Nieves, has said that Ms. Sport had a drink from the minibar in her room at a Bahia Príncipe resort , one of a number on the island, then went to

New York resident Awilda Montes told the New York Daily News that she became severely sick after drinking what she says was a bleach-filled soda in her minibar at the Luxury Bahia Principe Bouganville in October. The incident left her vomiting blood and with chemical burns in her mouth.

Coloradan Kaylynn Knull told The Denver Channel that she and her boyfriend Tom Schwander got sick while staying at the Grand Bahia Principe La Romana in June 2018, alleging they were poisoned at the property. A doctor in the US later told the couple that they were likely exposed to pesticides, and they are now suing the hotel.

A more detailed autopsy of the three victims released last week by Dominican government officials found that they all experienced similar symptoms before their deaths, including internal hemorrhaging, pulmonary edema, and enlarged hearts. Official toxicology reports have yet to be released, and the resort said in a statement "to date, there are no indications of any correlation between these two unfortunate events."

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Families of couple that died at Dominican Republic resort want independent autopsies The Maryland couple was found dead in a room at a Dominican Republic resort.

Leyla Cox had been to Punta Cana twice before at the same hotel and was excited to celebrate her birthday there, Will Cox told Since news of the deaths was reported, families have shared similar stories of their relatives mysteriously dying while staying at resorts in the Dominican Republic .

Tourism officials in the Dominican Republic have been downplaying the deaths. Americans make up about a third of the country’s tourists , with more than two million visiting every year. The string of deaths has left travelers in the United States wondering if they should cancel their trips; some travel

"We disapprove of any speculation and conjecture on the possible causes of death and urge all to respect the families while the investigation is ongoing," the statement adds.

This isn't the first time that people have fallen ill while staying at these hotels

These hotels have a long history of health problems.

For instance, in 2007, the Daily Mail reported that British tourists were hospitalized while staying at the Bahia Principe hotel in Punta Cana. Law firm Irwin Mitchell told the publication at the time that they have represented clients involving problems with the hotel that "go back at least 10 years."

The firm represented nearly 1,000 British travelers in a class action lawsuits against the UK travel company Thomas Cook and its subsidiary, My Travel; as well as the travel company First Choice. The tourists alleged that they contracted Shigella, Giardia, Salmonella and E. Coli while staying at what had been sold to them as a luxury resort. According to the suit, 29 plaintiffs needed to be hospitalized following their visit.

Steve Harvey is hosting a festival at a Dominican Republic resort where at least 2 US tourists have died in the last year

Steve Harvey is hosting a festival at a Dominican Republic resort where at least 2 US tourists have died in the last year The third-annual Steve Harvey Sand and Soul Festival is taking place at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Punta Cana, where two US tourists have die.

There have been multiple high-profile cases involving American tourists dying in the Dominican Republic 11 U.S. Tourists Have Died in the Dominican Republic in 2019. Should You Cancel Your Trip? But for those millions of travelers with trips booked, police and resort officials are asking the

There’s fear surrounding the Dominican Republic these days. In just the past few months, the beach oasis has been battered by a steady stream of At least 36 Americans have died on the island since January 2018 — and many more have been plagued by “nightmare” illnesses , The Post has

According to Irwin Mitchell, the outbreak was so severe that one plane returning to the UK with tourists from the hotels needed to be quarantined at Gatwick Airport before guests were allowed off.

"It beggars belief to think that so many people can fall ill at one hotel without the issue being resolved and it's a shocking example of how not to treat your customers," Clive Garner, a lawyer with Irwin Mitchell, told the Daily Mail.

In 2009, the group was awarded £5.5 million ($6.9 million USD)

INSIDER has reached out to Irwin Mitchell for comment.

In another example, Norwich Evening News, an England-based publication, reported in 2010 that a local man became severely ill with salmonella and amoebic dysentery while on vacation at Gran Bahia Principe Hotel in Cayacoa. After discovering that they were not the first tourists to get sick at the hotel, they filed a lawsuit against their travel agents, TUI UK, and successfully received compensation.

"I just had to take legal action because when you stay in a four or five star hotel, you don't expect to end up in hospital with food poisoning and my once in a lifetime experience will always be remembered for the wrong reasons," Francis Mayes told the publication.

And in 2014, London resident Mark Bidwell won a £20,000 settlement from travel agency Thomas Cook after his 2009 trip to the Dominican Republic was ruined by illness. Bidwell and his wife stayed at the Bahia Principe Hotel in San Juan and he came down with a severe gastric illness.

"I regret ever staying at the hotel. It was a terrible experience for us and I am still suffering the consequences today as I am still experiencing ongoing symptoms," he said in a 2014 interview with Caribbean 360.

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Steve Harvey's Dominican Republic jazz festival is moving out of the country amid concerns about recent US tourist deaths.
The third-annual Steve Harvey Sand and Soul Festival was set to take place at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Punta Cana, in October.

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