Dozens of Jimmy Buffett Fans Get Violently Sick on Dominican Republic Trip
Matt Fischer HEALTH, WORLD June 18, 2019
"A group of 47 Jimmy Buffett fans say they got violently sick while on a trip to the Dominican Republic. The mysterious illness adds to the number of American tourists who have become ill or died while visiting the country.
Dana Flowers, a member of the group, said that 47 people on the trip got so sick that many were unable to leave their rooms, and some are still not feeling “normal” two months later. “We were enjoying the beach and the pool, and about three or four days into the trip we started hearing about people getting sick. They were getting diarrhea, vomiting, dizziness, headaches.”
Flowers said the group first thought it was due to food poisoning, but their symptoms lasted longer than expected. He also said everyone who fell ill in the group either swam in the same pool or drank at the swim-up bar.
According to Flowers, after returning home from the trip, two members of his group tested positive for salmonella.
Source: 47 Jimmy Buffett Fans Get Sick On Trip to Dominican Republic | PEOPLE.com