Legionnaires’ Disease Bug Found in Playboy Mansion Hot Tub After 123 Fall Ill

God knows, what else they found there….

Oh, and this is considered “world news” about the USA in the UK.

At least The Guardian thinks so…..

Health inspectors have found a possible source of illness among guests at Hugh Hefner’s Playboy mansion in Los Angeles: bacteria in the hot tub.

More than a 100 people fell ill after the fundraising party in February, reporting pneumonia and flu-like symptoms. Officials contacted 439 people who attended the event and found 123 had fallen sick with symptoms including fever, headache, cough, shortness of breath and aches. Sixty-nine people fell sick on the day of the party. Three tested positive for H1N1 flu.

The Los Angeles health department took samples from the water in the hot tub and identified the legionella bacterium which can cause the potentially fatal legionnaires’ disease.

via Legionnaires’ bug found in Playboy mansion hot tub after 123 fall ill | World news | The Guardian.

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