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Errors in Units of Measure and Reference Value for Laboratory Tests and Numbers of Patients in Study of COVID-19 in Wuhan, China

Errors in Units of Measure and Reference Value for Laboratory Tests and Numbers of Patients in... Letters effective method of exposure, and therefore those sleeping guidelines show no evidence of cardiovascular toxic effects. under pyrethroid-treated mosquito nets are perhaps in less Furthermore, exposure limits are orders of magnitude lower danger. However, these pyrethroid-treated mosquito nets are than the acceptable daily intake, and real-world exposures are regularly used as fishing nets. It remains to be seen how py- typically orders of magnitude lower than the acceptable daily rethroid-treated mosquito nets entering the waterways might intake. bioaccumulate and affect human health, but the implica- Modern insecticides, including pyrethroids, are critical to tions are grim. public health, with more than 80% of the global population at risk of vector-borne diseases. Urban expansion has in- David A. Larsen, PhD creased the transmission of diseases such as dengue and Zika virus. Pyrethroids prevent these diseases, as well as treat sca- Author Affiliation: Department of Public Health, Syracuse University, bies and lice. They also protect homes from termites, bed- Syracuse, New York. bugs, and other insect pests. This study must be interpreted Corresponding Author: David A. Larsen, PhD, Department of Public Health, with caution. The sensationalized media attention is surpris- Syracuse University, 344D White Hall, Syracuse, NY 13210 (dalarsen@syr.edu). ing and http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png JAMA Internal Medicine American Medical Association

Errors in Units of Measure and Reference Value for Laboratory Tests and Numbers of Patients in Study of COVID-19 in Wuhan, China

JAMA Internal Medicine , Volume 180 (7) – Jul 11, 2020

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American Medical Association
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Copyright 2020 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved.
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2168-6106
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2168-6114
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10.1001/jamainternmed.2020.1576
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Abstract

Letters effective method of exposure, and therefore those sleeping guidelines show no evidence of cardiovascular toxic effects. under pyrethroid-treated mosquito nets are perhaps in less Furthermore, exposure limits are orders of magnitude lower danger. However, these pyrethroid-treated mosquito nets are than the acceptable daily intake, and real-world exposures are regularly used as fishing nets. It remains to be seen how py- typically orders of magnitude lower than the acceptable daily rethroid-treated mosquito nets entering the waterways might intake. bioaccumulate and affect human health, but the implica- Modern insecticides, including pyrethroids, are critical to tions are grim. public health, with more than 80% of the global population at risk of vector-borne diseases. Urban expansion has in- David A. Larsen, PhD creased the transmission of diseases such as dengue and Zika virus. Pyrethroids prevent these diseases, as well as treat sca- Author Affiliation: Department of Public Health, Syracuse University, bies and lice. They also protect homes from termites, bed- Syracuse, New York. bugs, and other insect pests. This study must be interpreted Corresponding Author: David A. Larsen, PhD, Department of Public Health, with caution. The sensationalized media attention is surpris- Syracuse University, 344D White Hall, Syracuse, NY 13210 (dalarsen@syr.edu). ing and

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JAMA Internal MedicineAmerican Medical Association

Published: Jul 11, 2020

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