Playboy Mansion hot tub spreads bacterial infection

Scores of people were sickened after February event

The bacteria that causes Legionnaires’ disease was found in a hot tub at the Playboy Mansion, according to Los Angeles County health officials, causing dozens to fall sick. Officials contacted 439 people who attended the DomainFest conference fundraiser in February, and found that 123 had fevers and at least one other symptom, the Associated Press reports; 69 fell ill that same day. The legionella bacteria also causes a less severe illness called Pontiac fever, with symptoms like fever and headache.

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