Staff Individual List

First Name:    Hailu Degefu Awash
Academic Rank:    Associate professor  ( DVM, MVSc)
College/Institute:    College of agriculture and veterinary medicine
Department/Team:    School of veterinary medicine
Field of Specialization: Veterinary epidemiology 

Research Interest:    Epidemiology of Zoonotic  diseases , one health concept and approaches , risk analysis , vector born diseases  

List of Publications:   



  1. Systematic review and meta-analysis of metacestodes prevalence in small ruminants in Ethiopia (2016):  , Kassahun Asmarea,∗, Berhanu Sibhat b, Mesele Aberaa, Aynalem Hailec, Hailu Degefu, Tsegaw Fentiee, Jemere Bekelea,h, Getachew Terefef , Barbara Szonyi g, Lucy J. Robertsonh, Barbara Wielandg  Preventive medicine.2016.
  2. Sero-prevalence of lumpy skin disease in selected districts of West Wollega zone, Ethiopia. Zelalem Abera, Hailu Degefu, Getachew Gari, Menbere Kidane. BMC Veterinary Research, 17 June 2015.
  3. Review on Epidemiology and Economic Importance of Lumpy Skin Disease Zelalem Abera, Hailu Degefu, Getachew Gari and Zelalem Ayana. International Journal of Basic and Applied Virology 4(1): 08-21, 2015.
  4. Mohamed Bedasso, Belay Abebe and Hailu Degefu (2014): Species composition, prevalence and seasonal variations of ixodid cattle ticks in and around Haramaya town, Ethiopia. Journal of veterinary medicine and animal health. 6(5): 131-137.
  5.  Moti Yohannes, Derara Birasa, Dalasa Damena, Senbeta Tasew and Hailu Degefu (2013) Bovine trypanosomosis and gastrointestinal helminthosis in settlementvillages of Bedele district, South-western Ethiopia . Ethiopian veterinary Journal.  17 (1): 41-54 
  6.  Hailu Degefu and Tegene Damte (2013): Hydatidosis of cattle and sheep, its economic importance and Echinococcus granulosus among stray dogs in South Wollo, Ethiopia. Ethiopian veterinary Journal.  17 (2): 41-54. 
  7. Yohannes, Moti and Degefu, Hailu and Tolosa, Tadele and Belihu, Kelay and Cutler, Ronald R. and Cutler, Sally J. (2013) ‘Brucellosis in Ethiopia: A Review, African Journal of Microbiology Research, 7(14): 1150-1157.
  8. Sisay Dejene, Belay Abebe and Hailu Degefu  (2014). Study on the Major Health Problems That Causes Carcass and Organs Condemnation at Hashim’s Export Abattoir, Debrezeit, Ethiopia. Global Veterinaria 11 (4): 362-371.
  9. Asefa Deressa, Moti Yohannes, Meskel Alemayehu, Hailu Degefu, Tadele   Tolosa, Mahendra Pal (2012). Human taeniasis in health centers and bovine  cysticercosis in selected    abattoirs in Addis Ababa and Modjo, Ethiopia. International Journal of Livestock Research.
  10. Muskin Salih, Hailu Degefu, Moti Yohannes (2011): Infection rates, cyst fertility and larval viability of hydatid disease in camels (Camelus dromedaries), from Borena, Kereyu and Harar areas of Ethiopia. Global Veterinaria , 7(6): 518-522.
  11. Kebede G, Degefu H, Yohannes M and Tolosa T (2011): Small Ruminants Trypanosomosis in Western Gojam zone of Amhara Regional state, Northwestern Ethiopia. Bulletin of Animal Health and production, 59: 123-128 
  12. Mohamoud, Esayas Tessema and Hailu Degefu (2011): Seroprevalence of bovine foot and mouth disease (FMD) in Awbere and Babille districts of Jijiga zone, Somalia Reginal State, Eastern Ethiopia. African Journal of Microbiology Research, 5(21):3559-3563.
  13. Hailu Awash and Getachew Tilahun (2011): Taenia saginata/ cysticercosis Prevalence, risk factors and cyst viability study in East Shoa, Ethiopia. Book, LAP Lambert Academic Publishing, ISBN: ISBN 978-3-8443-8752-0, 
  14. Hailu Degefu, Mohamed Mohamud, Mussie Hailemelekot and Moti Yohannes (2011): Seroprevalence of Bovine brucellosis in agropastoral areas ofJijiga zone of Somali National regional state, Easten Ethiopia. Ethiopian Veterinary Journal, 15(1): 37-47.
  15. Hailu Degefu, Cherenet Aber, Moti Yohanne and Tadele Tolosa  (2011):Gastrointestinal Helminth Infections in Small-scale Dairy Cattle Farms of Jimma Town. Ethiopian Journal of Applied Sciences and Technology. 2 (1): 1-7.
  16. Molalegne Bitew,Yeshitla Amide,Tilahun Zenebe and Hailu Degefu. (2011) Trypanosome Infection Rate in Glossina pallidipes and Glossina fuscipes fuscipes in Gojeb Valley, Southwest Ethiopia. Global Veterinaria,  6 (2): 131-135.
  17. Hailu Degefu, Abyot Tefera and Moti Yohannes (2011). Zoonotic helminth parasites in faecal samples of household dogs in Jimma Town, Ethiopia. Journal of Public Health and Epidemiology, 3(4):138-143.
  18. Desie Shefer, Hailu Degef and Dereje Banteyirg (2010): Epidemiological study of small ruminant mange mites in three agro-ecological zones of Wolaita, Southern Ethiopia. Ethiopian Veterinary Journal, 14 (1): 31-38.
  19. Hailu Degefu, Melese Balcha, Moti Yohannes and Mekedes Getachew (2010). Seroprevalence of Infectious Bursal Disease in Back yard Chickens of Oromia regional State, Ethiopia. Veterinary Research, 3 (4): 89-93.
  20.  Fana Alem, Bersissa Kumsa, Hailu Degefu (2010): Oestrus ovis larval myiasis among sheep and goats in Central Oromia, Ethiopia. Tropical animal health and production, 42 (4), 697-703

Ongoing Research Works

  1. Assessing the burden of brucellosis and development of prevention and control strategies in Ethiopia 
  2. Surveillance and Control of priority zoonotic diseases (Anthrax, Brucellosis and Rabies) in selected zones of  Southwestern Oromia, Ethiopia 
  3. Prevalence of internal parasitic helminths of Oreochromis Niloticus and Barbus species of fish  found in Gilgel-gibe River and three selected ponds in and around Jimma town, South west Ethiopia
  4. Prevalence of  equine  lung worm (Dictyocaulus arnfield) its associated risk factors in Horo Guduru district of Oromia Region
  5. Other three researches 

Contact address
P. O. Box: 307, Jimma, Ethiopia
Office Tel.:    +251-472116316
Cell Phone:    251-911390260
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