Terrible skin disease after massage centre visit

Written by: MT Reader | 29 Jan 2019 06:37
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29 Jan 2019 06:37

I know many of us like going for a relaxing massage once in a while, but after reading about what happened to seven people following a session, I am truly worried.

According to reports in the Chinese media, these seven went for a massage at a centre in Kuchai Lama, Kuala Lumpur and ended up with a terrible skin disease.

Apparently, it was later discovered that about 20 people suffered the skin disease after going to the same centre.

Reports later revealed that the disease was probably Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), a highly contagious bacteria which can be contracted through physical contact or by sharing personal items such as towels.  

This bacteria is also resistant against many different antibiotics and patients probably have to undergo surgery to remove the infected flesh. 

During a press conference on Monday, one of the patients revealed that he had to undergo surgery to remove some flesh from eight wound because the muscle tissue was dead.

He apparently spent RM28,000 and would have to also undergo monthly follow-ups.

The patients claimed that antibiotics did not help at all and if they had not performed surgery, the bacteria could have spread to their bones.

This is really shocking and I urge everyone to be extra cautious when visiting massage centres.

Many of them do not follow proper hygiene standards and can be very risky.

Lee Tatt Boon


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