Funding for this research was provided by:
NORHED program at Makerere University for funding the study under the CAPAZOMININTICO project. (CAPAZOMANINTECO Project Number.UGA-13/0031)
Received: 22 December 2017
Accepted: 3 May 2019
First Online: 22 May 2019
Ethics approval and consent to participate
: The study protocol (SBLS/REC/15/133), was assessed and approved by the Ethical Review Committee of the College of veterinary medicine, Animal Resources and Biosecurity (COVAB), Makerere University, Kampala, Uganda the reference number of SBLS.NA.2015 and the National Ministry of Health, Juba South Sudan. The study objective was explained to participants and written informed consent was obtained. Any participants under 18 years of age written informed consent was obtained from his parents or custodian. Each participant was interviewed independently and the collected data was kept confidential. Study numbers were used instead of participants’ names to ensure confidentiality. Moreover, import and export permits of the biological samples were obtained from Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries (MAAIF) - LHE 46/172/406, Uganda, Ministries of Health (MOH), and Livestock and Fisheries Industry (MLFI), South Sudan - RSS/MLFI/DVS/J/39, respectively, prior to shipment from and to designate country.
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