Funding for this research was provided by:
Addis Ababa University (Grant Ref. No. 0162230106072100101)
National Institutes of Health (US), H3Africa Consortium Program (Grant Ref. No. U01HG007472-01)
Received: 17 October 2018
Accepted: 11 April 2019
First Online: 25 April 2019
Ethics approval and consent to participate
: Ethical clearance for the study was obtained from the Ethical Committee of Addis Ababa University, Department of Microbial, Cellular and Molecular Biology (Ref. CNSDO/491/07/15). In addition, written permission was sought from the Amhara Regional Health Bureau Research Ethical Committee (Ref. HRTT/1/271/07). Each study participant was consented with a written form and agreed to participate in the study after a clear explanation of the study objectives and patient data confidentiality. In case of study participants less than 18 years old, their parents or guardians were consented.
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