Funding for this research was provided by:
AAU thematic research project (A/C 0162230106072100101.)
NIH/Fogarty International Center Global Infectious Diseases grant (D43TW009127 through H3 Africa)
Received: 27 April 2019
Accepted: 20 September 2019
First Online: 18 October 2019
Ethics approval and consent to participate
: The study was carried out after obtaining Ethical clearance from Ethical Review Board (Ref. No. CNSDO/392/07/15) of College of Natural and Computational Sciences, Addis Ababa University. Letter of permission was also obtained from health bureau of the study sites. Written informed consent was obtained from the study subjects. TB positive participants were referred to DOTs program for possible treatment. Drugs for treatment of parasitic co-infected patients were given free of any charge at the health institutions. The cost of payment was covered by the thematic research project entitled Mycobacterial Infections in Selected Rural Communities of Ethiopia and Their Animals, AAU. No other additional cost or economic incentive was given for the participants.
: Not applicable.
: The authors declare that they have no competing interests.