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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.

Since the beginning of 2019, there have been multiple high-profile cases involving American tourists dying or being seriously injured while A string of high profile deaths, illnesses and a claim of assault in the Dominican Republic has cast Will tourism in the Dominican Republic be affected?

+ A Colorado couple says they fell severely ill last year at the same Dominican Republic resort where three Americans recently died . While the three deaths occurred last month within days of each other, authorities in the Dominican Republic said earlier this week that they appear to be unrelated incidents.

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.

NY woman, 53, died on vacation in Dominican Republic; son demands answers

NY woman, 53, died on vacation in Dominican Republic; son demands answers A New York woman, 53, is the latest American tourist to die in the Dominican Republic, long one of the top Caribbean destinations for U.S. travelers. require(["medianetNativeAdOnArticle"], function (medianetNativeAdOnArticle) { medianetNativeAdOnArticle.getMedianetNativeAds(true); }); Leyla Cox of New Brighton went on vacation June 5 and was expected to return on June 12, as The Staten Island Advance reported. Cox, who had traveled alone before, was found dead of a heart attack in her hotel room, according to the news outlet. “We can confirm the death of U.S.

Reports have emerged of another American who died suddenly at a resort in the Dominican Republic in April, about six weeks before three other US citizens No suspects have been identified related to the deaths, and there has been no evidence of overt violence, Police Colonel Frank Duran told GMA.

The Pennsylvania tourist found dead at a Dominican Republic resort succumbed to a heart attack — and her symptoms were strikingly similar to those of the Maryland couple who died there Miranda Schaup-Werner, 41, did have a history of heart conditions, her husband Daniel Frank Werner said

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."

A Maryland couple was found dead in their Dominican Republic hotel room

A Maryland couple was found dead in their Dominican Republic hotel room An American couple visiting the Dominican Republic found dead in their hotel room died of respiratory failure, the country's national police said. A statement from the Dominican Republic National Police said that an autopsy concluded that the couple had respiratory failure and pulmonary edema, a condition caused by excess fluid in the lungs. Edward Nathaniel Holmes, 63, and Cynthia Ann Day, 49, missed their scheduled check out time at the Bahia Principe Hotel in La Romana. require(["medianetNativeAdOnArticle"], function (medianetNativeAdOnArticle) { medianetNativeAdOnArticle.

Since the beginning of 2019, there have been multiple high-profile cases involving American tourists dying or being seriously injured while staying A string of high profile deaths, illnesses and a claim of assault in the Dominican Republic has cast a shadow of concern over a country whose economy

Since the beginning of 2019, there have been multiple high-profile cases involving American tourists dying or being seriously injured while staying A string of high profile deaths, illnesses and a claim of assault in the Dominican Republic has cast a shadow of concern over a country whose economy

"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.

California man died in April at Dominican Republic resort after drink from hotel room minibar, family says

California man died in April at Dominican Republic resort after drink from hotel room minibar, family says A fourth U.S. tourist died after he fell critically and suddenly ill at an all-inclusive resort in the Dominican Republic about a month before three others died in their rooms, Fox News has learned. require(["medianetNativeAdOnArticle"], function (medianetNativeAdOnArticle) { medianetNativeAdOnArticle.getMedianetNativeAds(true); }); Robert Bell Wallace, 67, of California, became ill almost immediately after he had a scotch from the room minibar at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino resort in Punta Cana, his niece, Chloe Arnold, told Fox News on Sunday.

REVEALED: All three American tourists who died at Dominican Republic resort within days of Dominican official say Schaup-Werner suffered a heart attack but her family are unsatisfied with The Caribbean island relies heavily on US tourism . Since news of the tourists ' deaths emerged, tourism

Another American tourist died while vacationing in the Dominican Republic — bring the recent spate of mysterious deaths to six and prompting an investigation Another death there last year is also now under the spotlight. Fox insisted her uncle, an avid traveler, had been “fine” until he had a scotch from

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.

Dominican Republic deaths: Families want answers after 3 deaths within five days.
Pennsylvania resident Miranda Schaup-Werner had just checked into her resort n the Dominican Republic on May 25 and was in the room she shared with her husband. require(["medianetNativeAdOnArticle"], function (medianetNativeAdOnArticle) { medianetNativeAdOnArticle.getMedianetNativeAds(true); }); Suddenly, she felt ill after a drink from the minibar, family spokesman Jay McDonald told CNN affiliate WFMZ. Shortly after, she collapsed and died. Schaup-Werner is one of three Americans who've mysteriously died within a week at a resort in the Caribbean nation.

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