Funding for this research was provided by:
Torben og Alice Frimodts Fond
University of Ghana (URF/9/ILG-068/2015-2016)
Text and Data Mining valid from 2019-09-05
Received: 13 March 2019
Accepted: 26 August 2019
First Online: 5 September 2019
Ethics approval and consent to participate
: Ethical approval for this study was obtained from the Ethics and Protocol Review Committee of the College of Health Sciences, University of Ghana (CHS-Et/M.9-P4.3/2015–2016).Nasopharyngeal swab samples as well as demographic data were obtained from the participants after written consent had been obtained from the parents/guardians of the study subjects followed by a verbal consent from the children themselves (age ≤ 5 years of age). If a child whose parents/guardian had given written consent declined assent, the child was excluded from the study.
: Consent for publication does not apply.
: Hans-Christian Slotved is involved with projects supported by Pfizer. All other authors had no conflicts of interest.