Prospective Cohort Studies of Shigellosis During Military Field Training

  title={Prospective Cohort Studies of Shigellosis During Military Field Training},
  author={Dani Cohen and Tamar Sela and Raphael Slepon and Miri Yavzori and Ruhama Ambar and Nadav Orr and Geoffroy Robin and O. Shpielberg and Arieh Eldad and Manfred Green},
  journal={European Journal of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases},
 Epidemiological and clinical features of shigellosis occurring among cohorts of Israeli recruits followed-up for 3–6 months during the summer field training of years 1993–1997 were studied. The incidence rate of culture-proven shigellosis was the highest (78 cases per 1,000 recruits) in 1996 and the lowest (13 cases per 1,000 recruits) in 1995. Shigella sonnei (152 isolates) and Shigella flexneri (151 isolates) were the most common species. Fifty percent of the patients with shigellosis had… CONTINUE READING

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