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DHSS Press Release



Rita Landgraf, Secretary
Jill Fredel, Director of Communications
302-255-9047, Pager 302-357-7498
Email: jill.fredel@state.de.us

Date: September 24, 2012
DHSS-100-2012





DELAWARE DIVISION OF PUBLIC HEALTH WARNS CUSTOMERS OF MONARCH MED SPA OF POSSIBLE EXPOSURE TO GROUP A STREPTOCOCCUS


NEW CASTLE (Sept. 21, 2012) - The Delaware Division of Public Health is advising customers who have had cosmetic procedures at Monarch Med Spa that they may have been exposed to Group A Streptococcus or Group A Strep.

The division is warning customers as a precaution after learning of infections among several customers, including two Delawareans who may have contracted Group A Strep at out-of-state locations. Symptoms include fever, infection or prolonged redness of the wound site after a procedure. Anyone who visited Monarch Med Spa and has these symptoms should contact their health care provider or the Delaware Division of Public Health at 302-242-8352.

Monarch Med Spa has locations in Greenville; King of Prussia, Philadelphia and Harrisburg, Pa.; and Timonium, Md.

More information about Group A Streptococcus can be found at www.cdc.gov



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