Funding for this research was provided by:
Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (16H06279, 15H02657, 16H05191, 221S0002)
National Institutes of Health (DK62813)
Ministry of Higher Education Science and Technology (MESCyT) of the Dominican Republic (2015-3A1-182, 2012-2013-2A1-65)
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Received: 27 September 2018
Accepted: 15 October 2019
First Online: 1 November 2019
Ethics approval and consent to participate
: Written informed consent was obtained from the all participants, and the protocol was approved by the ethics committees of Dr. Luis E. Aybar Health and Hygiene City, the Institute of Microbiology and Parasitology, IMPA, Autonomous University of Santo Domingo, UASD, in the Dominican Republic and Oita University Faculty of Medicine, Japan.
: Not applicable.
: The authors declare that they have no competing interests.