Pennsylvania and Delaware health officials have joined a probe into Monarch Medspa after a deadly cluster of infections was discovered last month at its Timonium facility, Maryland health officials said Tuesday.
The cosmetic surgery chain has three Pennsylvania locations and one facility in Delaware. Officials in those states have warned medspa patients of the Maryland infections. They are seeking more possible cases, said Dr. Lucy Wilson, chief of Maryland's infection prevention and outbreak response, but Wilson could not report or confirm any infections in other states.
Monarch officials said in a statement they are awaiting reports from Pennsylvania health officials on two locations in that state; at a third, in Philadelphia, no health violations were found. All Monarch locations aside from the Timonium facility remain open.