Mount Vernon woman catches mysterious illness in Dominican Republic

  • Mount Vernon woman catches mysterious illness in Dominican Republic

Mount Vernon woman catches mysterious illness in Dominican Republic

Curran was hospitalized and put on a ventilator before being taken into surgery, Brown told WKYC.

"He made it through surgery and he died about eight hours later", Brown told the station.

The State Department has not changed its travel advisory to the Dominican Republic in response to the deaths. "We have no higher priority than the safety and welfare of USA citizens overseas".

Dahlia Kurtz could not get a refund on her trip to the Dominican Republic; she left Monday morning for Punta Cana.

Officials in the Dominican Republic have called the deaths of Americans isolated incidents, and insist the island is safe. "We didn't think anything of it, because he does this all the time".

AMResorts, which operates Dreams Resorts in Punta Cana, did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

At least nine Americans have died in the Dominican Republic over the past year, according to the U.S. State Department.

But on Wednesday, her supervisor where she worked at the Richmond University Medical Center in Staten Island said that in the roughly 10 years she knew Cox, who was 53, she had not had a heart attack or had any serious medical conditions.

Direct answers from the wide swath of hotels and resorts that pepper the Dominican Republic's popular tourist areas were harder to come by. "After a really rough week, I have been put on a liquid diet, and given meds for my severe cramping".

A source described Rycroft as "really sick", but while pals have been anxious and buzzing about the former Dallas Cowboys cheerleader's health, she seems to be taking it in stride and isn't anxious. "It is advisable to wait for the official reports before speculating on the causes of death".

Days after posting an Instagram featuring her husband and three children that was tagged with the Nickelodeon Hotels & Resorts in Punta Cana, Rycroft posted a photo of herself in a doctor's exam room, looking considerably under the weather. He was in the Dominican Republic to attend his stepson's wedding. He said his brother had recently underwent a physical, and worked out with a trainer.

Two separate groups of tourists became sick after eating at the same restaurant, pointing to the possibility of contaminated food or water being a source of some of the illnesses-and, potentially, some of the deaths. Shortly afterward, she collapsed and died.

Autopsies for some of the victims have indicated heart attacks and pulmonary edema, or fluid build-up in the lungs. The couple was found unresponsive in their room by a resort employee who went in after they failed to check out. Both Holmes and Day had internal bleeding, including in their pancreases, according to Dominican authorities. They then found his dead body, lying on the floor.

She died on May 25, shortly after checking into her room at the Bahia Principe resort in La Romana, the same hotel where Holmes and Day died.

Currently, the CDC and the FBI are investigating four deaths at various Grand Bahia Principe properties: Nathaniel Edward Holmes, 63, and Cynthia Ann Day, 49, were found dead in their hotel room May 30 at the Bahia Principle La Romana.