huji Koret School of Veterinary Medicine

Robert H. Smith Faculty of Agriculture, Food and Environment,
The Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Eyal Klement, DVM, MSc

Professor of Epidemiology and Public Health - Koret School of Veterinary Medicine, The Robert H. Smith Faculty of Agriculture, Food & Environment, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

Office Address:
P.O. Box 12, Rehovot 76100, Israel
Phone: (972)-8-9489560
Fax: (972)-8-9489634
Email Address:

Special interests

Infectious disease dynamics, Epidemiology of arthropod-borne viruses, The hygiene hypothesis, Geographical Spatial analysis, Veterinary public health, Meta-analysis.

Professional Experience and Qualifications

2012 - Associate Professor
2010 - Senior-Lecturer
2006 - Lecturer
2005 - Head of the Center for infectious disease research, IDF medical corps
2003 - MSc, Preventive Medicine and Epidemiology, Faculty of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv
1996 - DVM, Koret School of Veterinary Medicine, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel


Epidemiology, Veterinary public health- basic principles and legislation, Zoonotic diseases, Food Hygiene and food safety



Epidemiology of infectious diseases, primarily environmental factors influencing disease spread. Epidemic viruses of livestock (primarily Epizootic Hemorrhagic Disease, Bovine Ephemeral Fever, Lumpy Skin Disease, Foot and Mouth Disease), Stray cats, Animal Welfare, the hygiene theory



  • Associate Professor, Koret School of Veterinary Medicine.


Membership in Scientific organizations

  • Israel Society for Microbiology.
  • Israel Society for Veterinary Microbiology


Selected Recent Publications

Morag N, Klement E, Saroya Y, Lensky I, Gottlieb Y. (2012) Prevalence of the symbiont Cardinium in Culicoides (Diptera: Ceratopogonidae) vector species is associated with land surface temperature. FASEB J. In press

Ruder MG, Allison AB, Stallknecht DE, Mead DG, McGraw SN, Carter DL, Kubiski SV, Batten CA, Klement E, and Howerth EW. (2012). Susceptibility of white-tailed deer (Odocoileus virginianus) to experimental infection with epizootic hemorrhagic disease virus serotype 7. J. Wildl. Dis. 48: 676-85

Meiry M, Brenner G, Markovitcs A, Klement E. (2012) A change in the epidemiology of bovine cysticercosis in Israel between 1973 and 2008 due to import of live cattle. Transbound. Emerg. Dis. In press

Aziz-Boaron O, Klausner Z, Hasoksuz M, Shenkar J, Gafni O, Gelman B, David D, Klement E. (2012) Circulation of bovine ephemeral fever in the Middle East - strong evidence for transmission by winds and animal transport. Vet. Microbiol. 158:300-7.

Morag N, Saroya Y, Braverman Y, Klement E, Gottlieb Y. (2012) Molecular identification, phylogenetic status and geographic distribution of Culicoides oxystoma (Diptera: Ceratopogonidae) in Israel. Plos One. 2012;7(3):e33610

Steinman A, Zimmerman T, Klement E, Berlin D, Gottlieb-Dror Y, Baneth G. (2012) Demographic and environmental risk factors for infection by Theileria equi in 590 horses in Israel. Vet. Parasitol. 187:558-62.

Magori-Cohen R, Louzoun Y, Herziger Y, Oron E, Arazi A, Tuppurainen E, Shpigel NY, Klement E. (2012) Mathematical modelling and evaluation of the different routes of transmission of lumpy skin disease virus. Vet. Res. 43:1.

Aharonson-Raz K, Steinman A, Bumbarov V, Maan S, Maan NS, Nomikou K, Batten C, Potgieter C, Gottlieb Y, Mertens P and Klement E. (2011) The isolation and characterization of equine encephalosis virus in Israel. Emerg. Infect. Dis. 17:1883-6.

Gottlieb Y, Markovics A, Klement E, Naor S, Samish M, Aroch I, Lavy E. (2011) .Characterization of Onthophagus sellatus as the major intermediate host of the dog esophageal worm Spirocerca lupi in Israel. Vet. Parasitol. 180: 378-82.

Kedmi M, Galon N, Herziger Y, Yadin H, Bomborov V, Batten C, Shpigel N, Klement E. (2010) Comparison of the epidemiology of epizootic haemorrhagic disease and bluetongue in dairy cattle in Israel. Vet. J. 190: 77-83.

Kedmi M, Levi S, Galon N, Bomborov V, Yadin H, Batten C, Klement E. (2010). No evidence for involvment of sheep in the epidemiology of cattle virulent epizootic hemorrhagic disease virus. Vet. Microbiol. 148: 408-12.

Balicer RD, Zarka S, Levine H, Klement E, Sela T, Porat N, Ash N, Dagan R. (2010) Control of Streptococcus pneumoniae serotype 5 epidemic of sever pneumonia among young army recruits by mass antibiotic treatment and vaccination. Vaccine. 28: 5591-6.

Lavi O, Klement E, Louzoun Y. (2010) Effect of vaccination in environmentally induced diseases. Bull. Math. Biol. Epub ahead of print.

Neuberger A, Klement E, Grassi R, Stamler A. (2010) A cohort study of risk factors for malaria among healthcare workers in Equatorial Guinea: Stay away from the ground floor. J. Travel. Med. 17: 339-45.

Kedmi M, Herziger Y, Galon N, Magori Cohen R, Perel M, Batten C, Braverman Y, Gottlieb Y, Shpigel N, Klement E. (2010) The association of winds with the spread of EHDV in dairy cattle in Israel during an outbreak in 2006. Prev. Vet. Med. 96: 152-160.

Kedmi M, Van-Straten M, Ezra E, Galon N, Klement E. (2010) Assessment of the productivity impacts associated with epizootic hemorrhagic disease in dairy herds. J. Dairy. Sci.; 93:2486-95.

Wasserzug O, Valinsky L, Klement E, Bar-Zeev Y, Davidovitch N, Orr N, Korenman Z, Kayouf R, Sela T, Ambar R, Derazne E, Dagan R, Zarka S. (2009) A cluster of ecthyma outbreaks caused by a single clone of invasive and highly infective Streptococcus pyogenes. Clin.Infect Dis. 48:1213-9.

Linchevski I, Klement E, Nir-Paz R. (2009) Mycoplasma pneumoniae vaccine protective efficacy and adverse reactions - Systematic review and meta-analysis. Vaccine. 27:2437-46. Equal contribution

Klement E, Lysy J, Hoshen M, Avitan M, Goldin E, Israeli E. (2008) Childhood hygiene is associated with the risk for inflammatory bowel disease: a population-based study. Am. J. Gastroenterol. 103:1775-82.

Lavi O, Louzoun Y, Klement E. (2008) Listeriosis: a model for the fine balance between immunity and morbidity. Epidemiology. 19:581-7.

Shipov A, Klement E, Reuveni-Tager L, Waner T, Harrus S. (2008) Prognostic indicators for canine monocytic ehrlichiosis. Vet. Parasitol. 153:131-8. Equal contribution

Halperin T, Vennema H, Koopmans M, Kahila Bar-Gal G, Kayouf R, Sela T, Ambar R and Klement E. (2008) No association between histo-blood group antigens and susceptibility to geno-group II norovirus clinical infections. J. Infect. Dis. 197:63-5.

Klement E, Talkington DF, Wasserzug O, Kayouf R, Davidovitch N, Dumke R, Bar-Zeev Y, Ron M, Boxman J, Thacker WL, Wolf D, Lazarovich T, Shemer-Avni Y, Glikman D, Jacobs E, Grotto I, Block C, Nir-Paz R. (2006) Identification of Risk Factors for Infection in an Outbreak of Mycoplasma pneumoniae Respiratory Tract Disease. Clin. Infect. Dis. 43:1239-45.

Hasin T, Davidovich N, Cohen R, Dagan T, Romem E, Orr N, Klement E, Lubetsky N, Kayouf R, Sela T, Keller N, Derazne E, Halperin T, Yavzori M, Grotto I, Cohen D. (2006) Post exposure prophylaxis with doxycycline for the prevention of relapsing fever. N. Engl. J. Med. 355: 148-155.

Orr N, Klement E, Gillis D, Sela T, Kayouf R, Derazne E, Grotto I, Balicer R, Huerta M, Aviram L, Ambar R, Heled Y, Cohen D. (2006) Long term immunity in young adults after a single dose of inactivated Hepatitis A vaccine. Vaccine. 24: 4328-32.

Klement E, Chaffer M, Leitner G, Shwimmer A, Friedman S, Saran A, Shpigel N. (2005). Assessment of accuracy of disk diffusion tests for the determination of antimicrobial susceptibility of common bovine mastitis pathogens – a novel approach. Microb. Drug Res. 11: 342-350.

Klement E, Kagan N, Hagain L, Kayouf R, Boxman J, Cohen D, Orr N. (2005). Correlation of IgA, IgM and IgG antibody detecting assays based on filamentous heamagglutinin, pertussis toxin and Bordetella pertussis sonicate in a strictly adult population. Epidemiol. Infect. 133: 149-158.

Klement E, Cohen RV, Boxman J, Joseph A, Reif S. (2004). Breast feeding and the risk of inflammatory bowel disease – a systematic review with meta-analysis. Am. J. Clin. Nutr. 80: 1342-52.

Orr N, Forman M, Marcus H, Lustig S, Paran N, Grotto I, Klement E, Yehezkelli Y, Robin G, Reuveny S, Shafferman A, Cohen D. (2004). Clinical and immune responses following re-vaccination of Israeli adults with Lister strain of vaccinia. J. Infect. Dis. 190: 1295-302.

Klement E, Uliel L, Engel I, Hasin T, Yavzori M, Orr N, Davidovitch N, Lahat N, Srugo I, Zangvil E, Cohen D. (2003) An outbreak of pertussis among young Israeli soldiers. Epidemiol. Infect. 131: 1049-54.

Steinman A, Peer G, Klement E. (2003). Epidemiological study of Culicoides hypersensitivity in horses in Israel. Vet. Rec. 152: 748-51.


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