by Mark Albert
WASHINGTON (TVR) – The U.S. State Department is warning tourists visiting Mexico of a spike in tainted alcohol that may have already led to an American woman’s death.
20 year-old Abbey Conner of Wisconsin died in January and tainted alcohol is suspected in her death, CBS News reported.
Conner is one of “numerous” people who also say they were the victim of “sickness, blackouts and injuries” because of bad alcohol served at resorts in Mexico, according to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.
Kathy Daley told the newspaper, “They said I couldn’t get out of the pool and I wasn’t even able to stand up in the pool… They said I was vomiting all over the place and they had to call the hotel doctor.”
She was admitted to a hospital in Cancun.
The title of the article is: “Tourists to all-inclusive resorts in Mexico suspect they were given tainted alcohol.”
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State Department’s Tainted Alcohol Warning
The State Department has amended the ‘Safety and Security’ section of its Mexico page to specifically warn Americans of the reports of tainted alcohol.
“There have been allegations that consumption of tainted or substandard alcohol has resulted in illness or blacking out,” the notice reads.
“If you choose to drink alcohol, it is important to do so in moderation and to stop and seek medical attention if you begin to feel ill,” the warning concludes.
While there is an overall State Department ‘Travel Warning‘ for Mexico, it does not mention the reports of tainted liquor.