GUBBIO. A fish lunch that ended in tragedy, with “apocalyptic scenes”, refugee diners in every corner of the room after being seized by an extraordinary attack of dysentery due to a tuna-based meal, or so caught up in running home by car to go astray or cause accidents. Tuna caught by the members of a fishing club of the Gubbio highlands, consumed partly cooked, partly raw. Audio and photos started circulating a few days ago in messaging chats and through social networks, evolving into a series of memes that have bounced on cell phones all over Italy. Before the news of the gastrointestinal epic ended up being downsized, and partly denied, by objective data, those put in black and white by those directly involved and by the USL Umbria 1 on which the Gubbio-Gualdo Tadino territorial hospital depends.
With a lot of official press release. “With reference to the events attributable to a collective fish-based lunch that would have taken place last October 2 in Gubbio – announced the Usl Umbria 1 -, the emergency room of the Gubbio-Gualdo Tadino hospital registered three accesses of people who participated in the aforementioned banquet but with symptoms not attributable to food poisoning, including a person who was visited for having suffered a slight injury after a road accident and who, after appropriate checks, was discharged “. “No case of infectious disease or food poisoning has been reported, not even unofficially, to the hygiene and public health service of the Gubbio branch of the USL Umbria 1” was again underlined in the note. In the meantime, however, there are about 20,000 and 500 tweets with comments and photomontages dedicated to the Gubbio lunch.