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Research Article

Podoconiosis and Soil-Transmitted Helminths (STHs): Double Burden of Neglected Tropical Diseases in Wolaita Zone, Rural Southern Ethiopia

  • Bineyam Taye equal contributor mail,

    equal contributor Contributed equally to this work with: Bineyam Taye, Bereket Alemayehu

    bineymt@gmail.com

    Affiliations: School of Medical Laboratory Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, Addis Ababa University, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, School of Public Health, Faculty of Medicine, Addis Ababa University, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

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  • Bereket Alemayehu equal contributor,

    equal contributor Contributed equally to this work with: Bineyam Taye, Bereket Alemayehu

    Affiliation: Wolaita Sodo University, Wolaita Sodo, Ethiopia

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  • Asaye Birhanu,

    Affiliation: School of Medical Laboratory Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, Addis Ababa University, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

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  • Kassu Desta,

    Affiliation: School of Medical Laboratory Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, Addis Ababa University, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

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  • Sisay Addisu,

    Affiliation: Department of Biochemistry, Faculty of Medicine, Addis Ababa University, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

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  • Beyene Petros,

    Affiliation: Faculty of Biological Sciences, Addis Ababa University, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

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  • Gail Davey,

    Affiliation: Brighton & Sussex Medical School, Brighton, Sussex, United Kingdom

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  • Aster Tsegaye

    Affiliation: School of Medical Laboratory Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, Addis Ababa University, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

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  • Published: March 14, 2013
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0002128

About the Authors

Bineyam Taye, Asaye Birhanu, Kassu Desta, Aster Tsegaye
School of Medical Laboratory Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, Addis Ababa University, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Bineyam Taye
School of Public Health, Faculty of Medicine, Addis Ababa University, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Bereket Alemayehu
Wolaita Sodo University, Wolaita Sodo, Ethiopia
Sisay Addisu
Department of Biochemistry, Faculty of Medicine, Addis Ababa University, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Beyene Petros
Faculty of Biological Sciences, Addis Ababa University, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Gail Davey
Brighton & Sussex Medical School, Brighton, Sussex, United Kingdom

Corresponding Author

Email: bineymt@gmail.com

Competing Interests

All authors declare that they have no conflict of interest associated with the publication of this manuscript.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: BT BA AB SA KD AT GD BP. Performed the experiments: BT BA AB SA KD. Analyzed the data: BT BA KD AT. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: BT BA AB KD. Wrote the paper: BT BA AB AT KD GD BP.