Funding for this research was provided by:
Tertiary Education Trust Fund (N/A)
Text and Data Mining valid from 2019-12-01
Received: 4 April 2019
Accepted: 22 November 2019
First Online: 4 December 2019
Ethics approval and consent to participate
: Ethical approvals for the study were obtained from the University of Ibadan/University College Hospital Ethics Committee with approval number: NHREC/05/01/2008a and the University of Ibadan Animal Care, Use and Research Ethics Committee, with approval number: UI-ACUREC/App/2015/072. Oral consent was obtained from each participant since many of them could not read or write. The Confidentiality of the participants was maintained by using codes on the sputum cups. Oral consents obtained were documented in the research notebook against the respective codes. Using oral consents in such settings as this is in line with the institutional ethics committees of the University which approved the protocols. Participants who were confirmed to have TB were connected to the Directly Observed Therapy Short-Course centres close to them for treatment and follow-up. The pastoralists with infected herds were advised to present their herds to the Veterinary Department of the state for tuberculin screening.
: Not Applicable.
: The authors declare that they have no competing interests.