Funding for this research was provided by:
University Grant Commission and Australian Rickettsial Reference Laboratory
Received: 22 May 2019
Accepted: 6 February 2020
First Online: 13 February 2020
Ethics approval and consent to participate
: Ethical approval was obtained from the institutional review board of Institute of Medicine, Tribhuvan University, Kathmandu, Nepal (Ref: 331/073/074). Written inform consent was obtained from all the participants prior to their enrollment in the study.
: Not applicable since there are no details, images, or videos relating to an individual person.
: All other authors declare that they have no competing interests.