Rutgers Medical Expert Available to Discuss Rising Tourist Deaths in Dominican Republic

Another two tourist deaths have been announced in the Dominican Republic, bringing the total number to nine.

Reynold Panettieri, a toxicologist and lung specialist and director of the Institute for Translational Medicine and Science at Rutgers University, is available to speak on environmental exposures that could have contributed to the deaths of these tourists at a resort in the Dominican Republic.

Panetteri, previously the Deputy Director of the Center of Excellence in Environmental Toxicology at the University of Pennsylvania, has served as a national expert on similar cases, including the 2018 deaths of British tourists in Egypt of possible chemical exposure in their hotel and the 2015 pesticide poising of a Delaware family in St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands.