Monarch Medspa customers may be at risk for Strep infection

Written by Megan Lello, witf Reporter and Producer | Sep 22, 2012 6:39 AM

(Harrisburg) -- The state Department of Health is warning some midstate spa customers they may have been exposed to a certain strain of Strep infection.

spa.jpgThe department says a Monarch Medspa facility in Maryland has been closed due to Group A Streptococcus exposure. The chain also has locations in Harrisburg, King of Prussia, and Philadelphia, and many Maryland employees work at the Pennsylvania facilities.

The department says it's been investigating the matter and urges anyone with symptoms of Strep A infection, which include fever, infection, or prolonged redness of a wound site after a spa procedure, to contact their doctor or the agency itself at 1-877-PA-HEALTH.

Pennsylvania Monarch Medspa locations include:
2805 Old Post Road, Suite 220

Oak Hill Plaza
200 North Warner Road, Suite 121
King of Prussia

Shops at Liberty Place
1625 Chestnut Street, 2nd Floor

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