Text and Data Mining valid from 2019-01-03
Received: 25 April 2018
Accepted: 19 December 2018
First Online: 3 January 2019
Ethical approval and consent to participate
: The State Ministry of Health former Warrap State, gave the directive and approval to investigate this outbreak. The Office of Director General, determined that this activity was not human subjects’ research, and its primary intent was public health practice or a disease control activity. This is in line with the International Guidelines for Ethical Review of Epidemiological Studies by the Council for International Organization of Medical Sciences (1991). Verbal informed consent was obtained from the cholera case-patients involved in the study or, caretakers (if the interviewee/patient was a minor) before the start of the interview. We sought verbal consent because this study was conducted as part of an outbreak investigation whose primary purpose was to inform disease control efforts rather than outright human subjects’ research. Nonetheless, the purpose of the investigation was explained to the patients. Also patients were informed that their involvement was entirely voluntary and their refusal to respond to any or all of the questions would not result into any penalty. Participants’ confidentiality involving personal information were de-identified during data analysis.
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