We always knew it could happen, but perhaps not quite this way. Â Hugh Hefner hosted a fundraiser at his mansion in the first week of February, and afterward nearly 100 people suffered symptoms consistent with pneumonia. Â Some guests were bedridden for a week or more, while others only experienced mild symptoms.
The residents and staff at the Playboy Mansion have been cooperating with public health officials to try to discover the source of the outbreak. Â Since it’s likely it was something airborne, there’s probably nothing they can do about it now, but at least if they can figure out where the illness came from, it might give some of the sufferers some peace of mind.