Text and Data Mining valid from 2019-06-13
Received: 21 June 2018
Accepted: 31 May 2019
First Online: 13 June 2019
Ethics approval and consent to participate
: This outbreak investigation was deemed a response to a public health emergency by the Ghana Health Service and hence did not require a formal review by Ethical Review Committees. Since all respondents were minors, written consent was obtained from the Parents Teachers Association (PTA) of the school. All parents/guardians of pupils of the Presbyterian Secondary Staff Basic School are part of the Parent Teacher Association (PTA) as long as the child remains in the school. Patient privacy during screening, and confidentiality of captured data were observed throughout the investigation.
: Not applicable.
: The authors declare that they have no competing interests. In particular, we wish to further declare that, even though co-authors Donne Kofi Ameme and Ernest Kenu are members of the Editorial Board of the journal, they did not contribute in anyway to external peer review of this manuscript.