In 2000, an outbreak of Mycobacterium fortuitum furunculosis affected customers using whirlpool footbaths at a nail salon. We swabbed 30 footbaths in 18 nail salons from 5 California counties and found mycobacteria in 29 (97%); M. fortuitum was the most common. Mycobacteria may pose an infectious risk for pedicure customers.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||Emerging Infectious Diseases|
|Publication status||Published - Apr 2005|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Microbiology (medical)