Guest at wedding which ended with ‘at least 100’ cases of vomiting and diarrhoea speaks out
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One of the guests at a wedding that reportedly left ‘at least 100 people’ with diarrhoea and vomiting has offered their opinion on what happened.
It’s not the ideal way to begin married life together, although in many ways it might put the relationship to the test to determine whether they are destined to make it.
After all, if you can love someone after watching them s*** and vomit their guts out on your wedding night, then you are definitely meant to be.
Seriously though, this Australian wedding ended up leaving a lot of people ill, with around half of the total guests estimated to have become poorly afterwards.
By the way, it’s not clear whether the bride and groom actually became sick, so take that joke above with a pinch of salt.
Apparently, the whole disgusting ordeal started on Saturday night when one of the flower girls came down with gastroenteritis-like symptoms.
Initially, it was thought that as many as 70 of the 300 or so guests were struck down with the illness, but then that estimate was later revised a long way upwards by the middle of the following week.
One guest wrote on social media: “It was more than half the guests,
“At least 100 of us were sick. It was horrible.”
It certainly sounds it.
This isn’t an isolated incident, either.
It has also been reported that around 70 medical professionals attending a conference at the same venue last Wednesday also became sick with similar symptoms.
It isn’t clear what the cause of all of this illness was, but the Victorian and Port Philip health departments are investigating.
At the wedding in question, guests had a choice of chicken or pork for main courses.
The unnamed guest, who ordered the chicken, said: “It wasn't only guests who had the chicken who ended up sick.
“Even kids who had a different meal than the adults ended up sick too.”
A spokesperson for the venue is quoted as having said: “On Friday, September 15, we received a routine health and safety site inspection from the City of Port Philip, finding no issues with health and safety practices,
“We have conducted a precautionary deep clean and have received approval from the council to continue trading.
“We will continue to work closely with the City of Port Philip to determine the cause of this outbreak and will keep customers and impacted parties notified of the investigator's findings.”
A spokesperson for the Victorian Department of Health said: “The department is aware of a gastroenteritis outbreak involving guests who attended an Albert Park reception centre on Saturday,
“We’re working with Port Phillip Council to investigate the source of the outbreak and to ensure all appropriate infection prevention and control measures are in place.”
LADbible has contacted the venue for an updated comment.