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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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31.

CrisDizzle    

They probably have to hire Bill Murray & the rest of the Ghostbusters crew to sanitize all those STDs at Playboy Mansion! =o

1245 days ago
32.

Franko    

Swab the Grotto!!

1245 days ago
33.

paul    

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1245 days ago
34.

lou    

Maybe it came from Hugh's moldering body?

But in all seriousness, I'm kind of not surprised that SOME kind of outbreak happened here - just surprised it wasn't a monthly herpes/syphillis/gonnorhea/HIV outbreak. Seriously.

1245 days ago
35.

Tom    

Has anyone checked on Bill Maher?

1245 days ago
36.

FromtheRight    

Somebody didn't wash their fingers.

1245 days ago
37.

documented_as_puzzling    

if only everybody had broads running about fog machines and innerwebs peoples about they would probably get the the whole scheme of poop salt ---- on an other take hugh probably has many a story to speak of and seems like a cool fellow but that face that it gets when its around fresh p-ssy would have seem to had gone away some time ago but then again thats just poop salt ----

1245 days ago
38.

Lori    

Well, that's all it will take to "off" an old guy like Hef...he should be more careful with his health.

1245 days ago
39.

MissAnn    

Who would have thought people would catch diseases from the Playboy Mansion? People should be wearing hazmat suits that place.

1245 days ago
40.

spinner25    

I'm willing to bet it has something to do with the "overwhelming odor of animal excrement and urine" that so many complain about smelling in the mansion.

1244 days ago
41.

Val    

They all must have ingested something wholesome. It could've killed 'ol Hef. I will do a Jig when that 'ol fart dies. The "Playboy Mansion" my arse. The House that Tits Built is more like it.

1243 days ago
42.

delightfullydelusional    

It's all that dog poop Hef leaves on his floor.

1243 days ago
43.

Sarah in Texas    

It's probably an STD.

1243 days ago
44.

Mee    

Said it before that the DUNGEON (Mansion) was a CESSPOOL.

BLAME IT ON THE "FOG MACHINE" THAT ONLY STIRRED UP THE BUGS OUT OF THEIR COMFORT ZONE !!

1224 days ago
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