Received: 22 March 2021
Accepted: 3 July 2021
First Online: 12 July 2021
: All blood samples used were taken as part of routine (planned) blood sampling for (malaria) diagnostics (rapid diagnostic testing and microscopy). No additional blood was drawn. Furthermore, no patients were subjected to additional procedures or were required to follow rules of behaviour. Therefore, the Medical Research Involving Human Subjects Act (WMO) does not apply as has been confirmed in writing by the Medical Research Ethics Committee (MREC) Utrecht (reference number MvdL/mb/21/500322).
: Not applicable. No individual person’s data in any form is presented in our manuscript.
: ARS is an employee of MRC Holland. All other authors declare that they have no competing interests.