Funding for this research was provided by:
Fondation pour les Etudes et Recherches sur le Développement International (107345-001)
The Commonwealth Scholarship Commission at the University of Edinburgh on the International Animal Health programme
Uganda Wildlife Authority
Received: 25 March 2020
Accepted: 31 January 2021
First Online: 1 March 2021
Ethics approval and consent to participate
: Before undertaking study, the proposal was submitted to Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA) ethical review committee and approved under permit number: COD/96/02. The proposal and the sample collection protocol were then submitted to Uganda National Science and Technology (UNCST) and approved under permit number NS 587. As a requirement under United Kingdom laws (Animal Scientific procedures, 1986) about overseas studies involving animal subjects, the approval permits from Uganda and the proposal were submitted to the Animal Welfare and Ethical Review Body University of Edinburgh and the study was cleared under permit number: OS14–16.
: Not applicable.
: The authors declare that they have no competing interests.