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Reduction in Acute Respiratory Infection Among Military Trainees: Secondary Effects of a Hygiene-Based Cluster-Randomized Trial for Skin and Soft-Tissue Infection Prevention

  • Eugene V. Millar (a1) (a2), Carey D. Schlett (a1) (a2), Natasha N. Law (a1) (a2) (a3), Wei-Ju Chen (a1) (a2), Michael J. D’Onofrio (a4), Jason W. Bennett (a5), David R. Tribble (a1) (a5) and Michael W. Ellis (a6)...

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Address correspondence to Eugene V. Millar, PhD, Infectious Disease Clinical Research Program, Department of Preventive Medicine and Biostatistics, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, 11300 Rockville Pike, Suite 1211, Rockville, MD 20852 (emillar@idcrp.org) or Carey D. Schlett, MPH, Infectious Disease Clinical Research Program, Department of Preventive Medicine and Biostatistics, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, 11300 Rockville Pike, Suite 1211, Rockville, MD 20852 (cschlett@idcrp.org).

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Reduction in Acute Respiratory Infection Among Military Trainees: Secondary Effects of a Hygiene-Based Cluster-Randomized Trial for Skin and Soft-Tissue Infection Prevention

  • Eugene V. Millar (a1) (a2), Carey D. Schlett (a1) (a2), Natasha N. Law (a1) (a2) (a3), Wei-Ju Chen (a1) (a2), Michael J. D’Onofrio (a4), Jason W. Bennett (a5), David R. Tribble (a1) (a5) and Michael W. Ellis (a6)...

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