After several people reported got sick after visiting the legendary Playboy Mansion, health authorities identified the cause to be an outbreak of legionella bacteria found in the hot tub.
According to reports, several people became sick with respiratory illness after DomainFest’s February 1-3 conference which ended with a fundraiser at the Playboy mansion. Health officials suspected legionellosis as the cause. A severe caseof legionellosis is also known as Legionnaires’ disease.
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health issued a statement regarding the outbreak:
“Though Legionella bacteria was identified in a water sample taken from the Playboy Mansion, this bacteria has not been determined as the source of the respiratory outbreak. Other potential causes under investigation include influenza, as three individuals who attended the conference tested later positive for the flu. However, the cause of the outbreak has not been conclusively determined at this time,” the statement said. “Investigations such as this one can take several months.”
Should anyone be surprise?