Funding for this research was provided by:
Schweizerischer Nationalfonds zur Förderung der Wissenschaftlichen Forschung (31003A_170113)
Received: 12 March 2020
Accepted: 4 November 2020
First Online: 17 November 2020
Ethics approval and consent to participate
: The study was a part of a project entitled “Transmission dynamics and hybridization of human and animal trematodes in Côte d’Ivoire” that was approved by the National Ethics Committees of Côte d’Ivoire (reference no.: 035/MSH /CNER-kp) and Switzerland (UBE-2016-00707). In addition, the “Direction des Services Vétérinaires” of the “Ministère des Ressources Animales et Halieutiques de Côte d’Ivoire” authorized the study. The farmers signed informed consent forms for the sampling of their animals. International and national guidelines for the care and use of animals were followed.
: Not applicable.
: The authors declare that they have no competing interests.