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Los Angeles County Public Health Department Tells Playboy Mansion Party Attendees Who Fell Ill to Contact Their Doctors ASAP

The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health has just sent a letter to DOMAINfest Global attendees regarding  the illness outbreak that occurred after this month's conference in Los Angeles (my reports on the outbreak are in a series of articles posted last week found at these links Feb. 8, Feb. 9, Feb. 10 and Feb. 11). 

 The letter says:

The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health is contacting persons who attended social gatherings at the Playboy Mansion during the first week of February 2011 to investigate a cluster of respiratory illness. If you attended an event during this time period and have had respiratory symptoms we encourage you to contact your healthcare provider as soon as possible.

If you do not have a medical provider please call the Acute Communicable Disease Control program at (213) 240-7941 during normal business hours and (213) 974-1234 after business hours.  We can assist you with testing and treatment for your illness.  

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Attached is a letter with recommended tests for your provider to consider.

If you are not a Los Angeles County resident we still encourage you to see a medical provider and obtain testing.  We would appreciate if you could share your results with us.  Results can be emailed to ACDC2@ph.lacounty.gov or faxed to 213-482-4856.

The attachment with the letter includes a list of recommended lab tests for health care providers to consider doing with patients who they have/or had two or more of the following sympoms: fever/chills, cough, shortness of breath and/or muscle aches since the conference ended. A .pdf file containing the complete attached letter is here

A new Los Angeles Times story released tonight says the L.A. County Public Health Department has identified 170 people who fell ill at the event. 

Government health officials continue to digest information they have collected in a survey of conference attendees (show organizer Oversee.net provided officials with the contact lists they needed to do this). No other official findings have been released thus far. 

One point of special interest has been whether or not any of the models who were recruited to serve as hostesses at the conference's closing event (the party at the Playboy Mansion) had fallen ill. This is of interest because the mansion party was the only event of conference week that most of the models attended. I have been contacted by one of those models who said she did fall ill however that alone does not prove she contracted her infection at the party (the new official letter specifically citing the mansion event of course makes this a strong possibility).  I forwarded her information to a CDC/LA County Health Department doctor that I have stayed in touch with since they started investigating the outbreak Friday.

(Posted Feb. 14, 2011)


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