The Playboy Mansion Legionella outbreak story continues: becoming a social media epidemiological case study

Well, normally I would not want to write about things going on at the Playboy Mansion here, or really anywhere.  But this story about a Legionella outbreak seems to have legs (or maybe, flagella).  The LA Times has another article about this outbreak discussing in more detail how social media was used to help track …

Leave it to a story about Playboy hot tubs to call attention microbes in the built environment #microBEnet

Well, we posted about this story before – Legionella bacteria popped up at a party at the playboy mansion in February.  And now apparently the source of the Legionella bacteria has been traced to … hot tubs (see Playboy Mansion illness traced to hot tub bacteria – Yahoo! News).  Also of note – the epidemiologists used …