Staff Individual List

First Name:    Dechassa Tegegne Mekonta  
Academic Rank:   Lecturer 
College/Institute:    College of Agriculture and Veterinary Medicine
Department/Team:    School of Veterinary Medicine
Field of Specialization:    Veterinary microbiology (Unified DVM  and Msc degree  from  Szent Istvan University, university of veterinary medicine,  Budapest)
Research Interest:    Virology 

 List of Publications: 

  1.  .Jalel Negero, Moti Yohannes, Kifle Woldemichael and Dechassa Tegegne. Seroprevalence and potential risk factors of T.gondii infection in pregnant women attending antenatal care at Bonga Hospital, Southwestern Ethiopia. International Journal of Infectious Diseases 57 (2017) 44–49 
  2. Dechassa Tegegne, Amin kelifa and Mukarim Abdurahaman, Moti Yohannes: Seroepidemiology and associated risk factors of Toxoplasma gondii in sheep and goats in Southwestern Ethiopia. BMC Veterinary Research (2016) 12:280.
  3. Wubishet Fikadu, Dechassa Tegegne, Nejash Abdela and Wahid M. Ahmed. Milk Fever and its Economic Consequences in Dairy Cows: A Review. Global Veterinaria 16 (5): 441-452, 2016.
  4. Jilo Tache Kula, Dechasa Tegeng. Chemical Composition and Medicinal Values of Camel Milk. International Journal of Research Studies in Biosciences (IJRSB) Volume 4, Issue 4, April 2016, PP 13-25.
  5. Dechassa Tegegne, Mukarim Abdurahaman, Tadesse Mosissa, Moti Yohannes. Anti-Toxoplasma antibodies prevalence and associated risk factors among HIV patients. Asian Pacific Journal of Tropical Medicine 2016; 9(5): 460–464.
  6. AbdurahamanMukarim,Tegegne Dechassa and Pal Mahendra2015.Equine Bacterial and Viral Zoonosis: A Systematic Review. Austin J Trop Med & Hyg. 2015; 1(1): 1001.

Current project

  1. Focal person of One health central and eastern Africa projectfrom school of veterinary medicine,Jimma university.
  2. One health central and eastern Africa project fund $10000 (2017). Research title: Integrated awareness creation, risk estimation and reduction of Rabies Virus in South-Western Ethiopia
  3. OHCEA research project winner $4000 (2016). Research title: Socio demographic determinants and drug resistance conferring gene identification of M.bovis and gender perspective on its zoonotic importance in South Western Ethiopia. Grant reference number :OHCEA-122/16
  4. Investigation of unknown diseases outbreak after consumption of raw wild boar meat in the Horro Haleltu Kebelle, Guto Gida District in East Wollega of western Ethiopia. Jimma university funded project (400,000 birr).
  5. Jimma University funded Mega project: Risk assessment of microbial contamination and animal drug residues in raw meat and milk along the Agro-Food value chain in Jimma zone, Southwest Ethiopia.