It was supposed to be the vacation of a lifetime.
The Corales Puntacana Resort & Club Championship takes place on March 28, 2019 in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic. But their stay was anything but relaxing.
At least one of the Oklahomans who went on the trip to Punta Cana, from April 13 to 20, is still sick, and doctors at her Veterans Administration hospital diagnosed her with salmonella Wednesday night, said Dana Flowers, an Oklahoma City travel agent and trip organizer for the Central Oklahoma Parrothead Association.
Tourist groups are also reporting concerns.
Another American tourist has died at a hotel in the Dominican Republic, becoming at least the ninth such US fatality at a resort in the Caribbean nation, or after becoming ill at one, over the last 13 months, CNN reported on Tuesday.
A common tie among the deaths has not been established.
The spokesman said 14 million Americans have visited since 2012.
The US embassy in Santo Domingo said it had not yet found anything to indicate the cases are linked. According to the U.S. Embassy in Santo Domingo, officials in the Dominican Republic asked the Federal Bureau of Investigation to assist in conducting toxicology analysis on the bodies and the resorts run by the Bahia Principe Hotels & Resorts.
She started to feel better on the final day of the vacation but said she was upset to miss quality time with her daughter. I have so much gratitude, and it makes me realize what could have happened.
Police officials in the Dominican Republic were eyeing whether bootleg alcohol was the cause of the deaths.
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Kaylynn Knull and Tom Schwander in the Dominican Republic before falling ill a year ago. "It's pretty terrifying. Everyone is trying to get out of there right now".
"It wasn't like a stomach virus, and I've had the stomach virus and food poisoning before", she said. The FBI and CDC confirm to PEOPLE that they are investigating six of the deaths and multiple illnesses around Punta Cana. Where it came from? He was found in his hotel room, where he was staying with a friend, TMZ first reported. "They didn't have any answers for us, so we chose to come back after two and a half days".
The medical center advertises to clientele from the United States.
I've already booked a trip there. "And I began to wonder what was going on".
The bottom line: The State Department has not issued a travel warning about trips to the Dominican Republic.
Travel agencies in Ottawa say interest in the Dominican Republic hasn't waned; it is still a popular destination.
The U.S. State Department confirmed the death of a U.S. citizen in June, but did not release a name.
"When it came up that they died from the same exact thing as my husband I thought 'No, no.... there's no way two people could die of the same exact thing, '" she added to Fox 5. He made a decision to shower and go to bed early.
Watch Jake Burns' interview with Derek and Skylar Martin ahead on CBS 6 News at 5.