Funding for this research was provided by:
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (U19AI089676)
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Received: 28 June 2018
Accepted: 4 June 2019
First Online: 3 July 2019
Ethics approval and consent to participate
: Ethical approval to conduct this study was obtained from the Ethics Committees of Ispat General Hospital, India and the Institutional Review Board of New York University (Study #i10–00173). All project staff completed Protection of Human Research Subjects training prior to beginning the study, and clinical samples were collected after written or verbal informed consent was obtained from participants. For adult participants, written consent was obtained from literate patients, and oral consent documented by a thumb print was obtained from illiterate patients (approved by the ethical committees). For child participants, assent was obtained from the participant, in addition to written or oral consent from their parent or legal guardian.
: Not Applicable.
: The authors declare that they have no competing interests.