Funding for this research was provided by:
Lunds Universitet (Carolina LePrince and the "Kalenderflickorna", crowd funding)
SIDA, The funder has no role in study design
Received: 29 May 2020
Accepted: 10 November 2020
First Online: 25 November 2020
Ethics approval and consent to participate
: The study was approved by the Institutional Review Board of the College of Natural and Computational Science (CNS-IRB), Addis Ababa University (IRB/022/2016). Additionally, the Armauer Hansen Research Institute/All Africa Leprosy Rehabilitation and Training Hospital (AHRI/ALERT) Ethics Review Committee granted an approval (Project Registration №: PO19/16). A material transfer agreement (MTA) was granted from the Ethiopian Biodiversity Institute (EBI) to ship the genetic material and conduct scientific research.
: Not applicable.
: The authors declare that they have no competing interests.