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Molecular characterization of human isolates of Giardia duodenalis from Ethiopia.
Giardia duodenalis, a flagellated protozoan, represents a common cause of gastroenteritis in Ethiopia, however very little information is available on the epidemiology and transmission routes of thisExpand
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Current status of bovine cysticercosis of slaughtered cattle in Addis Ababa Abattoir, Ethiopia
The prevalence of Taenia saginata cysticercosis in cattle slaughtered for meat in Addis Ababa Abattoir, Ethiopia between September 2004 and August 2005 was reported. The examination of various organsExpand
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Diagnostic tests for kala-azar: a multi-centre study of the freeze-dried DAT, rK39 strip test and KAtex in East Africa and the Indian subcontinent.
Three diagnostic tests for visceral leishmaniasis (VL), the freeze-dried direct agglutination test (FD-DAT), the rK39 dipstick and a urine latex antigen test (KAtex), were evaluated for use inExpand
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Molecular characterization of Cryptosporidium isolates from humans in Ethiopia.
In this study, 1034 faecal samples from patients with diarrhoea were screened for Cryptosporidium oocysts. Samples were collected from nine different regions in Ethiopia. Of these, 79 samples (7.6%)Expand
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In vitro Evaluation of Antileishmanial Activity and Toxicity of Essential Oils of Artemisia absinthium and Echinops kebericho
Potential toxicity, costs, and drug‐resistant pathogens necessitate the development of new antileishmanial agents. Medicinal and aromatic plants constitute a major source of natural organicExpand
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Mononuclear cell subpopulations and cytokine levels in human visceral leishmaniasis before and after chemotherapy.
Serum cytokine levels and mononuclear cell subpopulations in the spleen and peripheral blood of patients with visceral leishmaniasis before and after antimony therapy were analyzed. The percentagesExpand
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The burden of neglected tropical diseases in Ethiopia, and opportunities for integrated control and elimination
BackgroundNeglected tropical diseases (NTDs) are a group of chronic parasitic diseases and related conditions that are the most common diseases among the 2·7 billion people globally living on lessExpand
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Current status of intestinal schistosomiasis and soil-transmitted helminthiasis among primary school children in Adwa Town, northern Ethiopia.
Background : Epidemiological baseline information on the prevalence and intensity of parasitic infections in a given locality is a prerequisite for development and evaluation of sound controlExpand
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Mapping the potential distribution of Phlebotomus martini and P. orientalis (Diptera: Psychodidae), vectors of kala-azar in East Africa by use of geographic information systems.
The distribution of two principal vectors of kala-azar in East Africa, Phlebotomus martini and Phlebotomus orientalis were analysed using geographic information system (GIS) based on (1) earthExpand
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Visceral leishmaniasis in Aba-Roba, south–western Ethiopia: prevalence and incidence of active and subclinical infections
Abstract Between August 1997 and February 2005, a prospective study of human visceral leishmaniasis (VL) was undertaken in two villages in the Konso district of south–western Ethiopia, to provideExpand
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