Funding for this research was provided by:
Department of Homeland Security Science and Technology Directorate (NBCH2070001)
Cowden Endowment in Microbiology at Northern Arizona University
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Received: 12 February 2018
Accepted: 26 June 2018
First Online: 11 July 2018
Ethics approval and consent to participate
: These fine-needle aspirates of human lymph nodes were collected as part of the medical workup for tularemia diagnosis. The residual samples were de-identified and donated for this study. For the reason that the samples were collected as part of the medical workup, this study does not meet the federal definition of human subjects research according to 45 CFR 46.102 (f) and, therefore, are not subject to review from Northern Arizona University Institutional Review Board.The name of the local ethics committee is Hacettepe University Non-interventional Clinical Research Ethics Committee # 16969557–801 which is headed by Professor Dr. Nurten AKARSU Baskan. We provided documentation supplying a statement (in Turkish and translated in English) that says that a local ethics committee ruled that no formal ethics approval was required in this particular case.
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