Playboy Mansion under investigation
London: Several guests who attended a fundraiser at the Playboy Mansion recently fell ill, leading to an investigation started by the Los Angeles County health officials.
The department sent an e-mail with a survey on Friday to all who attended the event earlier this month, saying that they had received reports of problems including pneumonia, according to the Los Angeles Times.
Some 700 people from 30 countries attended the Santa Monica conference on Internet businesses, called Domainfest global.
"Public Health has no information suggesting that this suspected outbreak extends beyond those individuals associated with this conference," the Telegraph quoted the statement as saying.
Elliot J. Silver of New York, who runs Silver Internet Ventures, succumbed to the bug.
"It is scary everyone came down with the same thing at the same time," Silver told a daily.