Are you thinking about a nice, island getaway? Well, we have one place that you may want to avoid. Weeks ago a family began facing mysterious aliments after visiting the Sirenusa resort within the U.S. Virgin Islands. The family sojourning in their villas experienced seizures and other health complications after being there almost a week.
The two teenage children of Theresa Devine and Steve Esmond are now in a coma, and they are fighting for their lives as well. Investigators are looking toward exposure to methyl bromide as a cause of the family’s abrupt and unexpected health infractions.
As bad as the impact of this deadly pesticide is, the situation may be getting worse. Officials now think that the effect of the pesticide utilized by the pest control service, Terminix, may be more wide-spread. Apparently, the pest extermination formula had been used on multiple condominiums within the compound on various occasions. Legally, methyl bromide is not for household or inside use. This type of pesticide concoction is only for outside utilization involving agriculture.
The governor of the Virgin Islands had this to say, “What these companies did or appear to have been doing is clearly a violation of the law and they’ll be held accountable for it.” Authorities are still investigating the peculiar case and are essentially fighting to round up any other travelers that may have come in contact with the deadly poison. Kind of makes you re-think your vacation plans, doesn’t it?