Talk about a PR nightmare!!! Not only has their been several unexplained deaths on the exotic island, but there are dozens more people who have lived to tell the tale of getting deathly ill after vacationing in the Dominican Republic. Their island getaways went bad in ways that sound similar: crippling stomach cramps, explosive diarrhea and malaise that lasted after they returned home.
But in some ways, they consider themselves lucky. They survived their trips to the Dominican Republic.
Of course, travelers get sick all the time, and it's still not clear whether the deaths or sicknesses are connected. The FBI is assisting with toxicology testing in at least three of the recent fatalities. The bureau is analyzing samples from at least one deceased couple's minibar, according to a Dominican Republic Ministry of Health spokesman.
Dominican officials have stressed that the country is safe. Of course they have.