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Research Article

Modeling and Statistical Analysis of the Spatio-Temporal Patterns of Seasonal Influenza in Israel

  • Amit Huppert equal contributor,

    equal contributor Contributed equally to this work with: Amit Huppert, Oren Barnea

    Affiliation: The Gertner Institute, Chaim Sheba Medical Center, Tel Hashomer, Israel

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  • Oren Barnea equal contributor,

    equal contributor Contributed equally to this work with: Amit Huppert, Oren Barnea

    Affiliation: Biomathematics Unit, Department of Zoology, Faculty of Life Sciences, Tel-Aviv University, Tel-Aviv, Israel

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  • Guy Katriel,

    Affiliations: Biomathematics Unit, Department of Zoology, Faculty of Life Sciences, Tel-Aviv University, Tel-Aviv, Israel, Department of Mathematics, ORT Braude College, Karmiel, Israel

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  • Rami Yaari,

    Affiliations: Biomathematics Unit, Department of Zoology, Faculty of Life Sciences, Tel-Aviv University, Tel-Aviv, Israel, The Porter School of Environmental Studies, Tel-Aviv University, Tel-Aviv, Israel

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  • Uri Roll,

    Affiliation: Biomathematics Unit, Department of Zoology, Faculty of Life Sciences, Tel-Aviv University, Tel-Aviv, Israel

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  • Lewi Stone mail

    lewi@post.tau.ac.il

    Affiliation: Biomathematics Unit, Department of Zoology, Faculty of Life Sciences, Tel-Aviv University, Tel-Aviv, Israel

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  • Published: October 08, 2012
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0045107

About the Authors

Amit Huppert
The Gertner Institute, Chaim Sheba Medical Center, Tel Hashomer, Israel
Oren Barnea, Guy Katriel, Rami Yaari, Uri Roll, Lewi Stone
Biomathematics Unit, Department of Zoology, Faculty of Life Sciences, Tel-Aviv University, Tel-Aviv, Israel
Rami Yaari
The Porter School of Environmental Studies, Tel-Aviv University, Tel-Aviv, Israel
Guy Katriel
Department of Mathematics, ORT Braude College, Karmiel, Israel

Corresponding Author

Email: lewi@post.tau.ac.il

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Analyzed the data: AH OB GK RY UR LS. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: AH OB GK RY LS. Wrote the paper: AH OB GK UR LS.