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The presence of reacting antibodies to Anaplasma phagocytophilum has previously been demonstrated in Israel, both in humans and the golden jackal (Canis aureus syriacus). This study was undertaken to determine the seroprevalence of A. phagocytophilum antibodies in two additional potential hosts, domestic dogs and horses in order to investigate the(More)
BACKGROUND Influenza vaccination of community-dwelling elderly is widely recommended. Observational studies have shown a strong association between physicians' personal vaccination status and their reported level of recommendation to patients and possibly their patients' actual vaccination. No published trials have examined whether increasing vaccination(More)
OBJECTIVES Studies have demonstrated associations between physicians' characteristics, specifically personal health behavior, and their reported prevention counseling behavior. This study, performed in 2007, examines associations between patients getting immunized against influenza and characteristics of their primary care physicians, including whether they(More)
PURPOSE Although vaccination of health care workers against influenza is widely recommended, vaccination uptake is low. Data on interventions to increase staff immunization in primary care are lacking. We examine the effect of a promotional and educational intervention program, not addressing vaccine availability, to raise the influenza vaccination rate(More)
An increasing number of women have been entering the medical profession during the past 2 decades. In all 4 medical schools in Israel, 46% of the students in 1989 were women, as were 30% of hospital residents. However, only a few women have reached top academic posts. With the increasing growth of immigration from the Soviet Union, a further increase in the(More)
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