Cases of post-acupuncture Mycobacterium abscessus cutaneous infection in an Oriental medicine clinic during an outbreak between September and November 2001. The patients started to receive acupuncture in early August, and the index case was identified in early September. Most cases were concentrated between September and October. After sterilization and a regular towel change in mid-November, no further cases occurred.
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