Legionnaires Disease

Posted by Zotta Rendevouz

contract Legionnaires' spa at the Playboy Mansion participants may have been fundraising for disease, experts say. Dozens of people fell ill with a respiratory illness after attending the DOMAINfest February January to March of the Conference, which led to a fundraising Hugh Hefner's Playboy mansion in Holmby Hills, the Los Angeles area.

LA County officials use the media of public health - blogs, Twitter and Facebook - send an online questionnaire to all 715 participants of the conference, who came to Los Angeles from 30 countries worldwide. Officers learned that 123 of them had fever and at least one symptom such as headache, cough, breathing or body aches, with 69 of those people who get sick the same day on February 5.

Health authorities have announced their findings Friday in Atlanta at the annual conference of the Centers for Disease Control.

Although many say that the participants were diagnosed with legionellosis, the provincial health authorities are not yet able to confirm the diagnosis through laboratory tests. Three participants also positive with the H1N1 flu. But officials have not concluded that exposure to the Playboy Mansion ", associated with an increased risk of disease," in which both the bacterium Legionella pneumophila, or flu.

On the evening of Friday in Los Angeles County Department of Public Health has issued an opinion on whether the bacteria identified:

"Although Legionella bacteria was found in a water sample taken from the Playboy Mansion," the statement said, "This bacterium has not been established as a source of an outbreak of respiratory illness. Other possible causes the study include the flu, only three people who participated in conference test positive for influenza. However, the cause of the epidemic has not been finalized at this time. Such studies can take several months. "