Funding for this research was provided by:
Defense Threat Reduction Agency (00000)
Received: 29 January 2020
Revised: 8 February 2021
Accepted: 10 February 2021
First Online: 6 March 2021
Ethics approval and consent to participate
: The research protocol used in this study was approved by the Sierra Leone Ethics and Scientific Review Committee and the institutional review boards of the US Naval Research Laboratory and George Mason University.
: Not applicable.
: Brian Jones, Olivia Jackson and Cynthia Phillips are employees of BioFire Defense, the manufacturer of the instrument (FilmArray) and assay (Global Fever Panel) used in this study.