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Recent High School Grads Become Ill During Senior Trip To Dominican Republic

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Recent High School Grads Become Ill During Senior Trip To Dominican Republic

Recent High School Grads Become Ill During Senior Trip To Dominican Republic

Something is up! Following the growing list of American tourists who have died or gotten sick while vacationing in the Dominican Republic, even more people are now speaking out to share their unfortunate experience at the Caribbean country.

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Just recently, a group of Deer Creek High School graduates who traveled from Oklahoma to the Dominican Republic for their senior trip says they become violently ill on their second day. Liz McLaughlin, a parent who also went on the trip says that 40 graduates flew on Saturday June 8, and by the following Tuesday night, some had become ill after eating at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino.

Her daughter, Libby, was one of the students affected, KOTV reports. She told the station,

“We just don’t know what is happening. Is it the water? Is it the ice? Is it the food? Is it the food handling? Is it the pesticides? We have no idea what’s going on.”

It was said that a total of six members of the group were all taken by ambulance to the hospital, where they were hooked up to IVs to rehydrate and received antibiotics and anti-nausea medicine. The students and their parents were able to fly back to the United States on June 14 as planned.

The Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Punta Cana is where two American tourists died over the last several months. However, the Dominican Republic’s tourism minister, Francisco Javier García told the New York Times that the deaths are “isolated incidents,” and claims that the country is safe for tourists.

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