Monday, April 18, 2011
The Los Angeles County Health Officials have established that the bacteria which caused scores of people to suffer from Legionnaires Disease were traced to a hot tub at the Playboy Mansion where they attended a fundraiser in February.
The Health Officials from Los Angeles County presented the evidence at an annual conference at the Centers for Disease Control in Atlanta. This legionella bacterium not only causes Legionnaires Disease but also Potiac Fever, a milder illness that has fever and headache as its symptoms.
The people who attended the fundraiser at Playboy Mansion reported respiratory illness after the famous Domainfest conference which was held in February this year.
The Health Officials contacted 439 people and their finding reveal that out of these 439 people 123 people suffered fever and some other related symptoms while 69 of them fell ill on the same day.
We just hope that this finding is not going to affect the upcoming marriage of Playboy founder Hugh Hefner who is ready to tie the knot with his third wife this summer.
More about the disease below :
Legionnaires’ disease is a type of pneumonia caused by bacteria. You usually get it by breathing in mist from water that contains the bacteria. The mist may come from hot tubs, showers or air-conditioning units for large buildings. The bacteria don’t spread from person to person.
Symptoms of Legionnaires’ disease include fever, chills, a cough and sometimes muscle aches and headaches. Other types of pneumonia have similar symptoms. You will probably need a chest x-ray to diagnose the pneumonia. Lab tests can detect the specific bacteria that cause Legionnaires’ disease.
The bacteria are more likely to make you sick if you
Are older than 65
Have a lung disease
Have a weak immune system
Legionnaires’ disease is serious and can be life-threatening. However, most people recover with antibiotic treatment.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Brooke Mueller has gone back to rehab, according to reports.
The socialite refused her drug test Friday, one that she was required to take as part of her custody settlement with ex-husband Charlie Sheen.
This followed a week in which she allegedly went off the rails. There's no hard proof of her binging on drugs, but that pawn shop sighting is sketchy to say the least, and Sheen's lawyers are going to court on Tuesday to raise the issue
Sources say Brooke's return to rehab is a preemptive strike.
A source close to Mueller tells E! News somewhat vaguely that: "Brooke is doing fine, she is continuing with the rehab program she has always done."
That doesn't mean all is well with her and ex-hubby Sheen, either: "Brooke will not take a drug test until Charlie takes a drug test," the source said.
"Brooke will [comply with the deal] until he stops talking about her in public. He's been violating their agreement from day one and she's had enough."
As for how poor little Bob and Max are dealing with all this?
Decrying recent reports and rumors about Mueller, the source says that "Brooke has been home taking care of the kids and the boys are doing great."
"They are with their mom, aunt, uncle and most of the time they are also with their grandparents. They're living a very stable life and are very happy."
That's good at least. We advocate as much grandparent time as possible.
When Sheen was asked if he was aware of Mueller's pawn shop incident, he said in a recent interview to E! News, "Yeah I know," he declared.
"She knows the rules. And the consequences are radical. And I told her don't pick a f--king fight with a warlock because you're going to lose."
Sheen is ponying up over $55,000 a month to Mueller in child support, so as wild as HE is, you can see why he's probably fired up over this.