Funding for this research was provided by:
Santé Publique France (CNR Paludisme)
Received: 7 November 2019
Accepted: 16 January 2020
First Online: 21 January 2020
Ethics approval and consent to participate
: Bio-banking of human clinical samples used for malaria diagnostics and secondary uses for scientific purposes is possible as long as the corresponding patients are informed and have not indicated any objections. This requirement was fulfilled here by giving verbal information to the patients, and no immediate or delayed patient opposition was reported to the hospital clinicians. Informed consent was not required for this study because the sampling procedures and testing are part of the French national recommendations for the care and surveillance of malaria. This work was performed under the statutory auspices of the French national reference centre for imported malaria, and isolates were anonymized by re-coding.
: Not applicable.
: The authors declare that they have no competing interests.