Date published: July 22, 2011
Vol 60, No. 27
In the report, "Illnesses associated with exposure to methyl bromide-fumigated produce - California, 2010," errors occurred on pages 923 and 924. On page 923, in the second full paragraph of the second column, the fifth sentence should read as follows: "Assuming first-order elimination kinetics and a 12-day half- life for inorganic bromide, his serum bromide was estimated to have been 5.87 mg/dL on March 13, his last day working in cold storage." On page 924, first full paragraph of the 1st column, the fourth sentence should read as follows: "After learning that patient A had similar symptoms, a serum bromide test was obtained on March 20, 2010, that showed a bromide level of 1 .5 mg/dL, which was estimated to have been a level of 8.5 mg/dL on patient B's last work day (February 1 8)."