About the Authors

Bineyam Taye

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

Bereket Alemayehu

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

Affiliation Wolaita Sodo University, Wolaita Sodo, Ethiopia

Asaye Birhanu

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

Kassu Desta

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

Sisay Addisu

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

Beyene Petros

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

Gail Davey

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

Aster Tsegaye

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

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.