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Saturday
Nov052011

22 Hospitalized after Falling Ill at High School Football Game

Getty Images(HOUSTON) -- Nearly 20 people were hospitalized on Friday night after falling sick during a high school football game at Barnett Stadium in Houston.

The 22 students fell ill during the second half of the game between Yates and Austin High in which Yates won 47 - 14. The students, mostly members of Austin's marching band, had symptoms of nausea and vomiting after being exposed to an unknown substance. All were transported to five local hospitals for treatment.

The Houston Fire Department was at the scene and say hazmat teams found no chemical substances that would account for the illness.

Officials are investigating and interviewing the patients.

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Sunday
Feb132011

Sickness Reported After Playboy Mansion Fundraiser

Playboy founder Hugh Hefner and his fiance, Crystal Harris. Photo Courtesy - Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) -- The chance to party it up at the Playboy Mansion is one of the most coveted invitations in the world, but this ticket to paradise may have come with a painful parting gift.

The Los Angeles Department of Public Health is investigating a suspected respiratory infection outbreak among attendees of the DOMAINfest Global Conference, which drew more than 700 people from around the world.

The main activities of the conference on Internet business, which ran Feb. 1-3, were held at the Fairmont Miramar Hotel in Santa Monica, Calif., but many participants also attended events at other locations, including the famed Playboy Mansion, which is in Holmby Hills.

The health department issued a statement saying it is investigating the cause and source of the illness, and said that nothing indicated the suspected outbreak extended beyond the attendees of the conference.

Eighty conference guests were reported sick, and at least four participants were reportedly diagnosed with a mild form of Legionnaires disease, an illness characterized by fever, headaches and aches all over the body.

A Playboy spokesperson told ABC News they're cooperating with the Department of Public Health investigation.  

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Wednesday
Sep292010

UPDATE: Former President Jimmy Carter Still Recovering from Tuesday's Illness

Photo Courtesy -- Louise Gubb | The Carter Center(CLEVELAND, Ohio) -- A written statement from MetroHealth System confirmed that "former President Jimmy Carter is continuing to recover from the stomach distress that was reported earlier.  His medical team at MetroHealth Medical Center has determined that the likely cause was a viral infection that is now clearing up."  A MetroHealth official added, "President Carter thanks all those who have expressed concern and sent greetings to him."  As reported earlier, the former president became ill on a flight and remained hospitalized Wednesday in a Cleveland Hospital with an upset stomach.

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