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(CBS 58) – A local travel agency is weighing in after 10 Americans have died in the Dominican Republic in the last year.

Local and US authorities maintain that the deaths are not related.

Some in the Milwaukee have cancelled trips to the country or are trying to decide whether or not to go.

“We don’t want to talk anyone into going anywhere they’re not comfortable, so we have to have a very frank conversation with them about the upside and downside,” Travel Leaders co-owner Annette Youngbauer said. “The threat level that the State Department has put on the Dominican Republic is still at a two, it hasn’t changed. For Europeans coming to America, America is a level two.”

The U.S. hasn't issued a travel warning specific to the deaths in the Dominican Republic, and a US official said there hasn't been an unusual uptick in reported deaths there.

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