Funding for this research was provided by:
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (IDSEP140020-01-00)
Received: 20 February 2020
Accepted: 18 December 2020
First Online: 7 January 2021
Ethics approval and consent to participate
: The surveillance protocol was approved by the Senegalese National Ethics committee of the Ministry of Health and the assembled village population. All inhabitants were given full information about the study and provided written informed consent before inclusion. Respiratory specimens were collected for diagnosis only after written informed consent was granted, and recorded in a dedicated form, to local health-care workers by the patients or by the legal guardians of minors. This process has been accepted by the national Ethics committee.Throughout the study, the database was shared with the prevention Department at the Senegalese Ministry of Health for appropriate public health actions.
: Not applicable.
: The authors declare that they have no competing interests.