The eight mysterious American deaths in the Dominican Republic are & # 39; fake news & # 39; and tests show that every tourist has died of natural causes, said public health officials.
Carlos Suero, who works for the Ministry of Health, rejected the reports as & # 39; hysteria & # 39; and said they are part of an attempt to undermine the island's tourism, arguing that & # 39; the food, the alcohol, the air is normal & # 39 ;.
He told Fox news on Wednesday: & # 39; It's all a hysteria against the Dominican Republic, to harm our tourism, this is a very competitive industry and we get millions of tourists, we are a popular destination. People refer to us. & # 39;
It was revealed Monday that an eighth American tourist died in mysterious circumstances while on vacation in the Dominican Republic.
The Foreign Ministry confirmed that Joseph Allen, 55, from Avenel, New Jersey, was found dead earlier this month in his hotel room at the Terra Linda hotel in Sosua.
This is another way to kill the other Americans. Three American tourists have died in the Grand Bahia Principal La Romana, two in the Hard Rock in Punta Cana, one in Excellence Resorts in Punta Cana and one in the Luxury Bahia Principe Bouganville.
The map above shows the five resorts where American tourists have mysteriously died in the last year
Joseph Allen, 55, from Avenel, New Jersey, was found dead in his hotel room at the Terra Linda hotel in Sosua
Allen, 55, from Avenel, New Jersey, was found dead in his hotel room at the Terra Linda hotel in Sosua (photo)
Reportedly, the FBI is currently investigating whether the dead tourists had drunk alcoholic beverages and is analyzing samples from the Bahia Príncipe resort mini-bar, according to CNN.
But Suero added: “The test results are all negative, everything – the food, the alcohol, the air – is normal, there is no change in the alcohol.
& # 39; With all the tourists that we get every year, we ensure that we meet international standards for everything. & # 39;
The Dominican Minister of Health, Rafael Sanchez Cardenas, has already said that the reports set up & # 39; set up & # 39; are to damage & # 39; tourism & # 39 ;.
Suero added: & # 39; People die all over the world. Unfortunately our tourists here unfortunately died for us. We had about 14 deaths among American tourists here last year and nobody said a word. Now everyone is a big part of it.
& # 39; I went to the United States and got an infection in my throat, but luckily I returned to the Dominican Republic shortly thereafter. If I had died, would I have been right to blame the United States? No. & # 39;
More American families still come with their own horror stories about their vacation on the island, including the Jensen family, pictured
David Harrison and Robert Bell Wallace died last year at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Punta Cana, pictured
Leyla Cox, 53, from New Brighton, flew to the Dominican Republic on 5 June. She was expected to stay on the island for a week before flying to New York on Wednesday, according to her son, William Cox. She died last Monday
Cynthia Day, 49, and Nathaniel Holmes, 63, from Maryland, checked in on May 25 at the Bahia Principe Hotel, La Romana. Five days ago they were found dead in their rooms and their families now say they plan to perform their own autopsies on their bodies
More American families still come up with their own horror stories about their vacation on the island.
Amy Burbach Jensen, 51, told The New York Post her family fell violently last week at the Hard Rock Hotel and Resort in Punta Cana.
She said: & # 39; In my opinion, they should close that hotel to find out what's going on. & # 39;
Amy, from Fairfax, Virginia, claims that five of her eight family members got sick with her son Ben, 18, was so sick that he was curling on the floor and just lying on the shower.
She added: & # 39; He was scared to move & # 39 ;.
Two American tourists died on Hard Rock last year. Robert Bell Wallace, 67, from California, fell ill almost immediately after drinking an alcoholic beverage from his minibar at the hotel on April 10 and died on April 14 after being admitted to hospital.
In July 2018, David Harrison (45) of Maryland died of an alleged heart attack while on vacation with his wife and their son on Hard Rock, who now questions his widow in view of other recent deaths.
Miranda Schaup Werner collapsed on May 25 and died in her room after a drink from the minibar at the all-inclusive Bahia Principe Hotel in La Romana. She is pictured on the left with her husband Dan. David Harrison, 45, right, of Maryland died of an alleged heart attack while on vacation with his wife, Dawn McCoy and their son on the Hard Rock in Punta Cana
Yvette Monique Sport, 51, left, from Glenside, Pennsylvania, also died after drinking from the minibar at the Bahia Principe resort, Sport's family members said. Robert Bell Wallace, 67, right, from California, fell ill and died after having a mini-bar scotch at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino resort in Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic
Confirmation of Allen's death comes a week after Leyla Cox, 53, from New Brighton for the last seven years became the seventh American to die in mysterious circumstances in the Dominican Republic.
She was found dead last Monday in her hotel room at Excellence Resorts in Punta Cana.
Her son William has claimed that no toxicological report has been made about her because all the machines in the country are broken.
Cox said the US embassy in Santo Domingo told him that his mother died of a heart attack, but in light of recent news reports about Americans dying during their vacations, he is not ready to accept the official statement.
In a statement, a spokesperson for the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Punta Cana said DailyMail.com: & # 39; Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Punta Cana is deeply saddened by these two unfortunate incidents and we express our sincere condolences to Mr's families . Harrison and Mr. Wallace.
& # 39; We are currently awaiting official reports on these deaths, which occurred in July 2018 and April 2019 respectively.
& # 39; We can assure you that the safety and health of our guests is now and has always been our top priority. We are currently implementing beverage protocols, including the purchase of sealed and unopened products from recognized and reputable suppliers, as well as daily inspections of all products served at the hotel bars and at the vending machines.
& # 39; In addition, our team members have been trained to inspect all supplies, equipment and products that enter the premises. & # 39;
TIME LINE: American tourists who died mysteriously or were struck by diseases in the Dominican Republic
June 2018: Yvette Monique Sport, 51, from Glenside, Pennsylvania, dies after drinking from the minibar at Grand Bahia Principal La Romana in Punta Cana, in the Dominican Republic. Family said the previously healthy Sport had the drink, went to sleep and never woke up.
June 2018: Kaylynn Knull, 29, and Tom Schwander, 33, woke up in their Grand Bahia Principe hotel room with a thumping headache. They returned to the room later in the day for a & # 39; chemical odor & # 39; to find. The couple changed flights and flew home early.
July 2018: David Harrison, 45, dies during his vacation at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Punta Cana to celebrate his wedding anniversary. He woke up struggling to breathe and covered with sweat. He died the same day. His widow said he had visited the doctor before the trip who had given him a clean health certificate.
October, 2018: Awilda Montes, 43, from New York, claims to have drunk a bottle of soft drink from the minibar at the Grand Bahia Principe Resort in La Romana that turned out to be. She survived but suffered from chemical burns.
April 10, 2019: Robert Bell Wallace, 67, from California, fell ill almost immediately after drinking an alcoholic beverage from his minibar in the room at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino resort in Punta Cana – the same hotel as Harrison.
April 14: Wallace dies in the hospital four days after becoming ill.
May 25: Miranda Schaup-Werner, 41, from Pennsylvannia, dies within hours of consuming a drink from a resort minibar at the Luxury Bahia Principe Bouganville.
May 25: Cynthia Day, 49, and Nathaniel Holmes, 63, of Maryland, check in at the Grand Bahia Principe Hotel, La Romana.
30th of May: Dag and Holmes are found dead in their rooms at the Grand Bahia Principe Hotel, La Romana.
June 10th: Leyla Cox, 53, Staten Island, New York, is found dead in her hotel room at Excellence Resorts in Punta Cana. The American embassy in Santo Domingo told her family that she died of a heart attack, but her son, William Cox, says he is suspicious.
June 13th: Joseph Allen, 55, from Avenel, New Jersey, was found dead in his hotel room at the Terra Linda hotel in Sosua.
June 15: Mark Hurlbut Jr. told AZFamily.com his father, Mark Hurlbut Sr., from Surprise, Arizona, died exactly one year ago on June 15, 2018, in Punta Cana. A coroner called his death there as a heart attack. However, in the light of the recent wave of tourist deaths, Hurlbut Jr now wonders how his father died. He did not say which resort his father was staying at, but he said his father & # 39; foaming green things & # 39; found when he died.
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