Why Are Tourists Blacking out in Mexico?


According to recent reports, people visiting Mexico are blacking out and falling ill at a rapid rate. 

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The U.S. State department released an alert to travelers on Wednesday that reads: "There have been allegations that consumption of tainted or substandard alcohol has resulted in illness or blacking out. 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," according to USA Today.

In early July, a 20-year-old woman was found face-down in a pool at a resort near Mexico's Playa del Carmen. Although the Wisconson native's brother was also found unconsious in the water, she was later pronounced dead. The investigation lead by The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel concluded that the siblings' blood alcohol levels were three times over the legal limit that Wisconson law cosiders to be under the influence.

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This report has raised questions considering the two had only been at the resort for two hours. In additon, a number of people have reported that they have fallen ill or blacked out. Whether the alcohol is tainted is still in the air, but the U.S. state departments warns all tourists visiting the beautiful country to be careful of the quantity and quality of the drinks consumed.