Erratum: Vol. 66 No. 34
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Erratum: Vol. 66 No. 34

  • Published Date:

    Sep 29 2017

  • Source:
    MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep. 66(38):1030.
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  • Alternative Title:
    MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep
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    In the report, “Notes from the Field: Lead Poisoning in an Infant Associated with a Metal Bracelet — Connecticut, 2016” on page 916, the second paragraph should have read “The parents reported that the child intermittently wore a handmade “homeopathic magnetic hematite healing bracelet” that they had purchased from an artisan at a local fair (Figure). The bracelet was described as “homeopathic,” but homeo- pathic products are, by definition, regulated drugs and so nondrug items, such as bracelets, cannot be homeopathic. Cases of mislabeled products, especially among homemade items, should raise suspicion for consumers and health care professionals. The child wore the bracelet for teething related discomfort and was sometimes noted to chew on it. Small spacer beads from the bracelet tested at the Manchester Health Department were positive for lead (17,000 ppm). No identifying marks indicating metal content or manufacturer were found on the bead. The vendor records were not available, and the bracelet maker could not be located.” In the report, “Overdose Deaths Related to Fentanyl and Its Analogs — Ohio, January–February 2017,” on page 904, the sixth sentence of the first paragraph should have read “The Wright State University and the Montgomery County Coroner’s Office/Miami Valley Regional Crime Laboratory (MCCO/MVRCL) collaborated on a National Institutes of Health study of fentanyl analogs and metabolites and other drugs identified in 281 unintentional overdose fatalities in 25 Ohio counties during January–February 2017.” On page 904 the second sentence of the second paragraph should have read “Data from 281 unintentional overdose fatali- ties that occurred in Montgomery County and 24 additional counties† during January and February 2017, were analyzed by the MCCO Toxicology laboratory, and had assigned causes of death as of May 8, 2017, were included in this study.” On page 905, under “What is added by this report?” the first sentence should have read “Approximately 90% of unin- tentional overdose deaths examined in 25 Ohio counties that occurred during January–February 2017 involved fentanyl, fentanyl analogs, or both, whereas heroin was identified in the minority (6%) of cases, with somewhat higher prevalence in Appalachian counties.” On page 907, the second sentence of the first paragraph should have read “Approximately 90% of unintentional overdose deaths in 25 Ohio counties that occurred during January and February 2017 involved fentanyl, fentanyl analogs, or both. On page 907, the last sentence of the third paragraph should have read “Finally, data were obtained from 25 Ohio counties, and findings might not be generalizable to the entire state.”
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