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Research Article

Dynamics of Pneumococcal Acquisition and Carriage in Young Adults during Training in Confined Settings in Israel

  • Hagai Levine equal contributor mail,

    equal contributor Contributed equally to this work with: Hagai Levine, Ran D. Balicer

    hlevine@hadassah.org.il

    Affiliations: Medical Corps, Israel Defence Force, Tel HaShomer, Israel, Braun Hebrew University-Hadassah School of Public Health and Community Medicine, Jerusalem, Israel

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  • Ran D. Balicer equal contributor,

    equal contributor Contributed equally to this work with: Hagai Levine, Ran D. Balicer

    Affiliations: Medical Corps, Israel Defence Force, Tel HaShomer, Israel, Faculty of Health Sciences, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Beer-Sheva, Israel

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  • Salman Zarka,

    Affiliations: Medical Corps, Israel Defence Force, Tel HaShomer, Israel, School of Public Health, Haifa University, Haifa, Israel

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  • Tamar Sela,

    Affiliation: Medical Corps, Israel Defence Force, Tel HaShomer, Israel

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  • Vladislav Rozhavski,

    Affiliation: Medical Corps, Israel Defence Force, Tel HaShomer, Israel

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  • Daniel Cohen,

    Affiliation: School of Public Health, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel

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  • Raid Kayouf,

    Affiliation: Medical Corps, Israel Defence Force, Tel HaShomer, Israel

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  • Ruhama Ambar,

    Affiliation: Medical Corps, Israel Defence Force, Tel HaShomer, Israel

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  • Nurith Porat,

    Affiliation: Faculty of Health Sciences, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Beer-Sheva, Israel

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  • Ron Dagan

    Affiliations: Faculty of Health Sciences, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Beer-Sheva, Israel, Pediatric Infectious Disease Unit, Soroka University Medical Center, Beer-Sheva, Israel

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  • Published: October 08, 2012
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0046491

About the Authors

Hagai Levine, Ran D. Balicer, Salman Zarka, Tamar Sela, Vladislav Rozhavski, Raid Kayouf, Ruhama Ambar
Medical Corps, Israel Defence Force, Tel HaShomer, Israel
Hagai Levine
Braun Hebrew University-Hadassah School of Public Health and Community Medicine, Jerusalem, Israel
Ran D. Balicer, Nurith Porat, Ron Dagan
Faculty of Health Sciences, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Beer-Sheva, Israel
Salman Zarka
School of Public Health, Haifa University, Haifa, Israel
Daniel Cohen
School of Public Health, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel
Ron Dagan
Pediatric Infectious Disease Unit, Soroka University Medical Center, Beer-Sheva, Israel

Corresponding Author

Email: hlevine@hadassah.org.il

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: HL RDB RD. Performed the experiments: HL RDB SZ TS RK RA NP. Analyzed the data: HL RDB VR DC RD. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: NP TS RA. Wrote the paper: HL.