The U.S. State Department has also downplayed any link between the deaths.
García said that it's not unusual for some people to die while on vacation over any six-month period given that some 3.2 million tourists from the United States visited the Dominican Republic past year.
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The spat of deaths and illnesses sparked the Federal Bureau of Investigation to deploy agents to the island; probing pools, air conditioners, food, and water at luxury resorts to determine the cause of the mysterious ailments. The U.S. embassy in Santo Domingo said there is no proof the deaths are linked. "Our analysis of leisure travel shows a striking correlation".
"It amounts to a terrible image crisis for the Dominican Republic because the United States of America is the number one source market for tourism to the destination and its economy is highly dependent on foreign visitors", he continued.
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As another potential blow to Dominican tourism, Delta announced on Tuesday it will allow passengers to re-book at no extra charge. (If you decide to change origins or destinations, you may pay a difference in fare.) According to Delta's website, a change fee will display initially, but will be waived prior to checkout.
The US hasn't issued a travel warning specific to the deaths in the Dominican Republic, and a US official said Friday there hasn't been an unusual uptick in reported deaths there.
An autopsy found that she died of a heart attack, García said.
Initially, officials noted the couple died of pulmonary edema, or fluid in the lungs, The New York Times reported.
The FBI has sent a team to the Dominican Republic to investigate the deaths.
"It's not true that there has been an avalanche of American tourists dying in our country, and it's not true that we have mysterious deaths", he said.
If you're hoping to still visit the island, the only thing you should change about your vacation is perhaps being more aware of your surroundings and having a plan in place in case of an emergency.