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U.S. State Department warns of tainted alcohol in Mexico

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QUINCY, Ill. (WGEM) -

If you're vacationing in Mexico soon, here's some important information to know before taking your trip.

The U.S. State Department is warning travelers about tainted alcohol at resorts in Mexico that can make you sick or cause you to black out. The State Department is advising vacationers to drink alcohol only in moderation.

Travel House of Quincy President Mecki Kosin said you should always be cautious when visiting another country, but also remember this could happen anywhere.

"You can get sick from the wrong thing you ate or drank in your own home or in any restaurant here in Quincy," she said. "So why claim that is something that happens only there? And I don't like when it's on the Internet and everybody's just jumping to conclusions. 'Yeah they're always tainting their drinks.' No."

Kosin advises to stay hydrated and get plenty of sleep when traveling out of the country.

"On that first day, drink lots and lots and lots of water because of the temperature difference," she said. "Also, the lack of sleep from the night before. Because you're going on your trip, and you're so excited you can barely sleep. You get up very very early in the morning."

Kosin said she thinks this will affect some people's plans to travel to Mexico, but she advises to still go and have a fun time while being safe.

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