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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.

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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Hugh better get out of that unhealthy environment quickly. Send in the crews and bleach the mansion from top to bottom. He's too old to take on an illness like that. We just renewed our PlayBoy magazine last week! You got to love Heff over the years!

1246 days ago


A playmate queefed and didn't cover her legs.

1246 days ago


I'VE ALWAYS WONDERED about those Fog Machines @ Nightclubs.

I used to think Nightclub Owners put drugs in the Fog Machines w/o its' patron's knowing.

Those Fog Machines are RIPE w/ MOLD, etc... It's standing still-water in a tank spraying mist everywhere.


1246 days ago


Of course, there's many diseases in that mansion. Have you seen the things that replaced Kendra, Holly and Bridget? A person can get an STD looking at them. Going to the mansion is worse.

1246 days ago


Yeah, sure. It was inhaled. I think whatever they have it's isn't upper respiratory. Lower ugly more likely the sick spot.

1246 days ago


It's the STD of Hugh which was pumped in the fog machine

1246 days ago


From the inside information I heard years ago from people who had been all over the mansion... This does not surprise me at all.

1246 days ago


@Carvey LOL

1246 days ago


I always suspected that Hef (or Al Davis) was the Cryptkeeper. Now, we know.

1246 days ago

summer days    

I Have been to clubs with those fog machines and they always smell like funk. Nobody likes them and if anything it seems to disperse the crowd. They are a total health hazard and not cool.

1246 days ago


TMZ - you need to add a "like" and "dislike" selection for each comment like CNN does. That would save me time! Thanks.

1246 days ago

Ron Jackson    

The use of this copyrighted photo by TMZ was stolen from our site and NOT authorized for you to reproduce. Take it down immediatelty.

Ron Jackson

1246 days ago


One of the girls who use to live there (Kendra I think) said that place was dirty inside. They have dogs who have not been housebroken. She said you cannot walk at night in the house without stepping on dog feces. Who knows what is in the vents?

1246 days ago


Once again...the ones whom have no value or morals will continue to have this horrible luck. If Tila, Lindsay, Charlie, Paris...and the countless other dead celebs in the past couple years don't prove this point, then others will be in trouble. The crossing of the universe equitorial plane will switch the high dark energy off and switch the light energy to high, thus all whom draw from the dark to make greed, lust, agrandization...will be subject to collaspse and calamity and possibly even death.

To survive, one must learn to use the light energy..the good, the thoughtfull, the love!

Hef and his house of *********** and material value are on the topple and the women whom participated and not repented their ways will start to see some bad luck.

1246 days ago


Where's the party photo?????

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