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Farmers knowledge, perceptions and management practices of termites in the central rift valley of Ethiopia
The study has shown that farmers viewed termites as pests of crops at maturity stage and only few of them managed termites using cultural control practices such as removing lodged maize and prompt harvesting. Expand
Preliminary studies on termite damage on rural houses in the Central Rift Valley of Ethiopia
Preliminary information which can clearly demonstrate the level of termite infestation on local houses was obtained was obtained which can serve as an important input for the government both for awareness creation and developing best termite management practices. Expand
Termite species composition in the central rift valley of Ethiopia
In Ethiopia, particularly in the Central Rift Valley (CRV) where high density of epigeal termite mounds is found, little systematic studies were done to know the termite fauna. Hence, the currentExpand
Seroprevalence of hepatitis B surface antigen and associated risk factors among pregnant women in Gandhi Memorial Hospital, Addis Ababa
A cross-sectional study involving a total of 384 pregnant women attending Gandhi Memorial Hospital in Addis Ababa was conducted to determine the seroprevalence and risk factors of HBV among the clients, and HBsAg positivity was significantly associated to age, age and ethnic group. Expand
Termites in the Human Diet: An Investigation into Their Nutritional Profile
The nutritional composition of the termites that are being used as food was analysed and found that protein and fatty acid contents differed between adult and nymphal stages, helpful in mitigating some widespread deficiencies prevalent. Expand
Faunal survey of the termites of the genus Macrotermes (Isoptera: Termitidae) of Ethiopia
This paper compares mound distribution and dimensions in Western, Central, and Southern Ethiopia and provides species checklist based on external mound morphology to determine Macrotermes subhyalinus and M. herus, the only two species of termites recorded in Ethiopia. Expand
Prevalence of Human Immunodeficiency Virus among Tuberculosis Patients Visiting Metehara Sugar Factory Hospital, Oromia Regional State:
The prevalence of TB - HIV co-infections among patients who visited Metehara Sugar Factory Hospital from March 2012 to April 2017 was assessed and about 21 % of them were found HIV-positive, higher in females than males, single than married individuals, unemployed than employed and active working force than other age groups. Expand
Studies on Ecology of mound-building termites in the Central rift valley of Ethiopia
Despite the high density of epigeal termite mounds making a peculiar feature of the landscape of the Central Rift Valley of Ethiopia, no systematic ecological studies of termites had been conducted.Expand
Study on termite damage to different species of tree seedlings in the Central Rift Valley of Ethiopia
This study showed very low termite damage to the tree seedlings studied for one year after transplanting in the Maki-Batu area of the Central Rift Valley of Ethiopia. Expand