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Reports suggest a diarrhoea-causing stomach bug infected Worthy Farm yesterday – and the festival's chemists apparently ran out of Imodium…
By IQ on 27 Jun 2016
Amid Coldplay’s touching tribute to Viola Beach, Muse’s blinding light show and Adele swearing like a trooper, Glastonbury Festival-goers also found themselves with a less glamorous concern last weekend: diarrhoea.
Reports are coming in to IQ that the runs were rife at Worthy Farm (even more so than usual), with the new ‘organic’ portaloos – which dispensed with traditional chemical toilets for a dry, bark-based compost solution – speculated by some to be the culprits.
The Bath Chronicle reported yesterday that “a virus which causes diarrhoea has broken out at the Glastonbury Festival, and on-site pharmasists [sic] have run out of relief tablets”.
The paper added that it is unknown if the break-out is related to the strain of E. coli currently affecting Somerset.
Glastonbury’s general counsel, Ben Challis, tells IQ it’s “the first I have heard about any virus – and I don’t know anyone who has said they were ill”.
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