Argentine tourist dies of food poisoning in Jamaica

-others sickened

(Jamaica Gleaner) Jamaica’s Minister of Tourism, Edmund Bartlett is expressing regret at the passing of an Argentinean tourist who died in St. Ann on Wednesday night in the aftermath of a suspected case of food poisoning, which also left several other visitors and Jamaicans hospitalised.

The deceased was a member of a group which was vacationing at a villa in St. Mary.

Preliminary investigations indicate that members of the group had purchased fish at a supermarket in the parish only hours earlier, but later fell ill after partaking in a meal of fish and potato salad they had prepared.

Members of the group were rushed to the St. Ann’s Bay Hospital where a male tourist was pronounced dead on arrival while ten other persons, including Jamaicans were admitted in critical condition.

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