SAN JOSE, Costa Rica — A national alert has been issued by the Costa Rica Ministry of Health after more than a dozen deaths have been attributed to the consumption of alcohol tainted with dangerous levels of methanol in the country.
Various brands have been affected and more than 30,000 bottles of alcohol suspected to of having been tainted were confiscated by the government, CNN reported.
Affected brands include Guaro Montano, Guaro Gran Apache, Aguardiente Estrella, Aguardiente Barón Rojo, Aguardiente Timbuka and Molotov Aguardiente, according to The Tico Times.
It is recommended by the Ministry of Health that people not consume or purchase the brands mentioned in the alert until the health alert is lifted. It also says those with symptoms of methanol poisoning after drinking alcohol should report to the Ministry of Health.
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