LA County says 170 sickened at conference

Feb 14, 2011

(AP) -- Los Angeles County health officials are trying to identify an illness that hit 170 people at a global conference that included a party at the Playboy Mansion.

The Department of Public Health says Monday that some kind of is suspected of causing fever, chills and other symptoms among people who attended the DOMAINfest Global Conference on Internet business earlier this month.

The conference and related parties were held in Santa Monica and other locations. Included was a Feb. 3 fundraiser at the Playboy Mansion in Holmby Hills.

Health officials say they haven't tied the source of the illness to any specific location but add the illnesses appear to have been limited to conference attendees.

Playboy Enterprises says the Playboy Mansion is cooperating fully with the investigation.

Explore further: Two US states order tough Ebola quarantine rules

not rated yet
add to favorites email to friend print save as pdf

Related Stories

Briefs: Sirius to start Playboy channel

Jan 05, 2006

Sirius Satellite Radio and Playboy Enterprises Thursday said they will be launching a Playboy-branded radio channel within the next few months.

Recommended for you

Two US states order tough Ebola quarantine rules

45 minutes ago

New York and New Jersey on Friday ordered a mandatory quarantine for medics who treated victims of Ebola in West Africa, after the deadly virus spread to America's largest city.

NY and NJ say they will require Ebola quarantines

18 hours ago

The governors of New Jersey and New York on Friday ordered a mandatory, 21-day quarantine for all doctors and other arriving travelers who have had contact with Ebola victims in West Africa.

User comments : 0