Playboy Mansion Outbreak Victims Grows To 170

15 Feb

Los Angeles County health officials said Monday that 170 people have fallen ill after attending or working at a fundraiser at the Playboy Mansion, but they do not believe the outbreak has spread beyond those associated with the event.

The possible outbreak of legionellosis, or Pontiac fever, affected people connected with the Feb. 3 DOMAINfest Global Conference in Santa Monica, “with symptoms mostly consisting of fever, chills, general discomfort (malaise) and some cough,” according to a statement Monday by the county Department of Public Health. Read the whole story.

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