Ecuador: Contaminated Alcohol

by Wayne Ghesquiere on August 4, 2011

According to Ecuador’s Ministry of Health, 132 confirmed cases of methanol poisoning (33 deaths) from bootleg alcohol, including wine, have been reported from Los Rios and Tungurahua provinces and the city of Quito since mid-July 2011. Travelers should only consume alcohol assuredly from labeled and branded containers.

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