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Health Dept. Looks At Playboy Mansion After Outbreak

2/13/2011 9:15 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

A hundred people may have contracted a respiratory disease similar to Legionnaires', and local and federal health officials reportedly are looking at the Playboy Mansion as a possible source of the outbreak.

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Seven-hundred people attended a three-day conference for Internet entrepreneurs in L.A. earlier this month, which ended February 3 with a bash at Hugh Hefner's pad.

Forty-eight hours later ... approximately 100 people began experiencing severe respiratory distress.  As one person who was stricken said, "I was wiped out quickly."  He said it took a week to recover.

The people who attended the conference attended several other venues as well, and those sites are also being viewed as the possible source of the outbreak.

As for the Playboy Mansion, CBS2 in L.A. is reporting the DJ's fog machine is speculated as a possible source of the outbreak.

The federal Center for Disease Control as well as the L.A. County Health Dept. are on the case.

No conclusions have been drawn.


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documented_as_puzzling    

and let the hilarity ensue ----

1266 days ago
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Amanda    

an outbreak at the playboy mansion and it ISN'T herpes??? wow...didn't see that one coming!

1266 days ago
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Soiled Midget Panties    

...you'd figure they'd contract something else at that place.

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documented_as_puzzling    

oh hell this can go so many a way , with the broads the fog the innerwebs talks the backdrop the innerwebs talk the fog and the broads ---- the hotsauce barbeque hotsauce - animal - and drank as stated on squidbillies' - get some

1266 days ago
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janet    

This is funny.

1266 days ago
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documented_as_puzzling    

if this doesn't get at least three hundred posts then society is at the bottom of the barrel and most are getting mucked away ----

1266 days ago
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Phreaky    

I was just reading this on CNN. The funny thing is they said the DJ himself was surrounded by the fog, and he didn't get sick.

1266 days ago
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Ana    

omg... I think someone is trying to kill Hugh. The old man's immune system ain't what it used to be. Hope he doesn't catch anything.

1266 days ago
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Vernon P. Alarcon    

Archie the stinky house dog was misting everyone and the piles of dog poop were everywhere! The place smelled like a strip club restroom after cleaning. All the furnishings are mismatched, old, and stained. People should get inoculated prior to visiting. See your doctor if your erection lasts more than 6 hours.

1266 days ago
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documented_as_puzzling    

flippin' hilariuos that the tmz logo is used for the articles picture - and why in the hell does popeater only let some posts post for particular articles - effin' conspiracy on the loose to bite into somebodies somethin' somehow somewhere right along with that thing that people do with what lies do ----

1266 days ago
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Carvey    

I always assumed the Playboy Mansion was a disease vector. Thanks for the confirmation.

1266 days ago
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Stewart    

What could it be? Herpes, crabs, bedbugs, chamydia etc....

1266 days ago
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documented_as_puzzling    

the dj did it and wasnt it supposed to setup for the grammys aftershow party show and with that thats enough of this crap for a while ---- -flushes the scene-

1266 days ago
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janet    

Cut the crap. Who are all these approx 100 people who got sick?

1266 days ago
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LAWRENCE    

TMZ is just picking up on this story now? Really? Really? Well I guess yesterdays news today is great if you live somewhere without an internet connection. Somebody may want to tell old Harvey that Mubarek has resigned so he can list it as "breaking news." If it's not from Lohan who give TMZ a press release when she goes to the bathroom then TMZ has no clue about it....especially sports.

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