Detroit man lands in ICU after not canceling Dominican Republic journey

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A Detroit man says he fell critically in poor health throughout a Dominican Republic trip — after he determined in opposition to canceling his keep within the wake of current vacationer deaths on the island.

Alejandro “AJ” Jones wound up in intensive care after getting sick within the city of Puerto Plata, in accordance with reviews.

He mentioned that regardless of accounts of quite a few different vacationers falling in poor health — and a few dying — over the previous yr, he wasn’t involved about making a visit to the Caribbean nation, information station WDIV reported.

“I’m watching and I’m like that wasn’t in Puerto Plata — that was in Santiago, Santo Domingo,” Jones mentioned.

However throughout his nine-day journey, Jones fell in poor health and the signs didn’t subside when he returned house, in accordance with WDIV. Quickly, he was unable to stroll and “solely noticed a black darkness.”

“I might stand up and simply fall,” he mentioned.

Jones was rushed final month to Harper Hospital in Detroit, the place he spent 4 days within the intensive care unit.

Docs had been unable to find out the reason for the thriller sickness, however attributed it to his journey.

“My medical doctors mentioned one thing occurred over there and it took its toll,” he mentioned.

Jones has recovered from the thriller ailment — however he’s warning others to not head to the embattled nation.

“Don’t go. It’s not your life. I used to be that shut,” Jones mentioned.