HARRISBURG, Pa., Sept. 21, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Pennsylvania Department of Health is advising customers of Monarch Medspa in Harrisburg, King of Prussia and Philadelphia that they may have been exposed to Group A Streptococcus, or Group A Strep.
The department is warning customers as a precautionary measure after learning that the chain's Maryland location closed on Sept. 19 due to Group A Strep exposure. Since the Maryland employees often work in the Pennsylvania locations as well, the department immediately began investigating within Pennsylvania in conjunction with the Philadelphia and Montgomery County Health Departments.
Symptoms of Group A Strep include fever, infection or prolonged redness of the wound site after a procedure. Anyone who visited Monarch Medspa and has these symptoms should contact their healthcare provider, the local health department or the Pennsylvania Department of Health at 1-877-PA-HEALTH for follow-up care.
Monarch Medspa has fully cooperated with health authorities throughout the investigation.
Pennsylvania Monarch Medspa locations include:
Oak Hill Plaza
200 N. Warner Rd., Suite 121
King of Prussia
Shops at Liberty Place
1625 Chestnut St., 2nd Floor
2805 Old Post Rd., Suite 220
Additional information on Group A Strep can be found on the Department of Health web page at www.health.state.pa.us or on the website of the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) at www.cdc.gov.
Holli Senior, 717-787-1783
SOURCE Pennsylvania Department of Health