In a story Feb. 20 about a preventive treatment for peanut allergies, The Associated Press erroneously reported the results of previous research based on comments by Dr. Andrew Bird. Bird said he misspoke and meant to say that tolerating one peanut reduces the risk of a reaction by 95 percent, not that it protects 95 percent of children allergic to peanuts.
A corrected version of the story is below:
Preventive treatment for peanut allergies succeeds in study
The first treatment to help prevent serious allergic reactions to peanuts may be on the way
By MARILYNN MARCHIONE
AP Chief Medical Writer
The first treatment to help prevent serious allergic...