Project Overview

Unintended consequences of school based deworming treatment against STHs on non-targeted pathogens occupying the same gastrointestinal niche in young Ethiopian Children.

Faculty Sponsor

Bineyam Taye (




Mass deworming of all school-aged children with anthelmintics has been increasingly appreciated in reducing the prevalence and intensity of soil transmuted helminth infections. However, little is known about this intervention's consequences on non-targeted pathogens populations occupying the same gastrointestinal niche. We aim to investigate the possible unintended effect of Mass deworming treatment against STHs on non-targeted pathogens in young Ethiopian Children. Information on deworming status, socio-demographic, and environmental factors were collected using an interviewer-led questionnaire. 
Role of Students 
Students in this project will focus on data cleaning, data analysis, and manuscript preparations for potential publication in a peer-reviewed journal.

Student Qualifications

Experience with literature review
Familiar with extensive data set analysis using a statistical software package
Familiar with Epidemiological project    

Number of Student Researchers

2 students

Project Length

6-8 weeks

Applications open on 01/03/2021 and close on 03/22/2021

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