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From the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
November 5, 2003

Erratum: Vol. 52, No. 38

JAMA. 2003;290(17):2250. doi:10.1001/jama.290.17.2250-a

MMWR. 2003;52:942

In the article, "Update: Detection of West Nile Virus in Blood Donations United States, 2003," an error occurred on page 918 in the second sentence of the third full paragraph discussing Case 2. The sentence should read, "These 20 samples were tested by NAT at three different laboratories; one sample tested equivocal at one laboratory (Lab A), reactive in a second, and nonreactive in a third." This sample subsequently tested positive for West Nile virus RNA at a fourth laboratory and was reactive when retested at Lab A by using a larger extraction volume (estimated virus titer: 0.1 plaque-forming units/mL).