Playboy Mansion Illness Leads To Possible Legionellosis. Playboy hosted a conference at the mansion, which was linked to an illness outbreak. The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health is investigating the mystery.
Health investigators think the mystery may be solved, although more tests are being conducted. They feel the illness that many people attracted at the Playboy mansion was Legionellosis. On Feb. 3, the guests were attending the event as part of the annual DOMAINfest Global 3 day conference.
During the second night of the conference, there was a party at the Sky Bar on Sunset Boulevard in West Hollywood and on the third night, the finale party took place at the Playboy Mansion. Within 48 hours after leaving, scores of attendees reported an illness with symptoms including fever, respiratory problems and violent headaches.
Four Swedish men who attended the event were diagnosed with Legionellosis or pontiac fever, a milder form of Legionnaires’ caused by bacteria that thrives in warm air-conditioning systems, according to the Times. Now, some victims are blaming a fog machine that was used at the party on Feb 3. However, the health department is also investigating the Fairmont Hotel where a party took place on the first night.
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