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Received: 27 March 2020
Revised: 7 May 2020
Accepted: 17 May 2020
First Online: 27 May 2020
Compliance with ethical standards
: The authors declare that they have no conflict of interest.
: The bacteria used in this study were isolated from vaginal swab samples obtained from women who had previously signed an informed consent form, according to the Helsinki Declaration of 2013, whereas blood samples were obtained from a healthy donor with previous consent. The use of both samples was approved by the ethics committee of the Dirección de Investigación of the Universidad Autónoma de Guerrero (approval no. CB-002/15). Furthermore, all procedures involving animal manipulation were performed in accordance with the bioethical regulations of the Instituto de Diagnóstico y Referencia Epidemiologica (InDRE) in Mexico City and the NOM-062-ZOO-1999.
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