Public Health Screenings of Nail Spa Clients Have Found No Additional Cases of Active TB Disease

After screening nearly 400 clients of the Galaxy Nail Spa at 9644 North Springboro Pike in Miami Township, Public Health - Dayton & Montgomery County has found no additional cases of active TB disease at this time. An individual must have an active case of tuberculosis in order to spread it to someone else.

However, the screenings of clients of the spa conducted through multiple special clinics by Public Health did find seven individuals who tested positive through TB skin tests. A positive skin test simply indicates that a person has been exposed to TB bacteria sometime in their life. Any client with a positive skin test is being further medically evaluated. The fact that someone has a positive skin test does not mean they are sick or can spread TB to others. They may never develop active TB in their lifetime. An estimated 5% to 10% of US adults are infected with tuberculosis. That means the findings of the screenings of the spa are comparable to what one would find if you screened the general public.

Because there is no one with active TB working at the Galaxy Nail Spa, current customers are not at risk.

If anyone has questions about TB, they should call 225-4550.

If anyone was unable to attend the special free TB testing clinics for those associated with the Galaxy Nail Spa, they may still come to the Reibold Building, Fifth Floor, 117 South Main Street at the times indicated below:

Public Health’s TB Clinic Hours

Monday - Wednesday, and Friday: 8 am - 10:45 am & 12:30 pm - 3:45 pm

Tuesday: 12:30 pm – 3:45 pm

There is no TB skin testing on Thursdays.

No appointments are necessary.

Public Health - Dayton & Montgomery County is investigating Montgomery County’s first case of 2013 involving multiple-drug-resistant tuberculosis. An employee of Galaxy Nail Spa was determined to have active TB disease and is now receiving treatment. The employee is not currently working at the Spa and current customers are not at risk of becoming infected.

However, Public Health recommends that clients who were exposed through multiple visits since March 1 should be tested for TB, or if they have a weakened immune system and attended even once, they should be tested.

Public Health is aware that many individuals have had testing arranged through their own health care provider. Public Health is now contacting physician’s offices to obtain as many results as possible.

The investigation is on-going, additional testing will be done, and all information reported is based on what we know at this time.

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