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In the March 15, 2008, JAVMA News story “Preparedness: global in nature, local in practice,” the phrase “porcine cysticercosis” should be replaced with “human cysticercosis” in the last paragraph of column two on page 818, so that it reads as follows:

“Global travel and immigration along with greater availability of CT scans and MRI have contributed to an increase in diagnoses of human cysticercosis in the United States, according to Dr. Katie Kurkjian of the Virginia Department of Health, although it is not a nationally reportable disease.”