Funding for this research was provided by:
Czech - US cooperation project LH - KONTAKT II (LH15175)
Received: 3 December 2018
Accepted: 20 May 2019
First Online: 14 June 2019
Ethics approval and consent to participate
: The research complied with the legal requirements of the Central African Republic and adhered to the research protocol of DSPA. All sample collection from humans was approved by the Czech Academy of Sciences (CAS). Only a verbal non-recorded consent was obtained from all sampled persons and the samples were anonymized. The institutional review board of CAS approved this consent procedure. The collection of fecal samples from gorillas did not cause any observable distress to the animals.
: Not applicable.
: The authors declare that they have no competing interests.