Funding for this research was provided by:
National Institutes of Health (R01AI069145)
Received: 24 November 2017
Accepted: 5 April 2018
First Online: 19 April 2018
Ethics approval and consent to participate
: The University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB) Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee approved the animal experiments used to detect chikungunya virus that generated the data referenced in this paper under protocol 02-09-068. UTMB complies with all applicable regulatory provisions of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)-Animal Welfare Act; the National Institutes of Health (NIH), Office of Laboratory Animal Welfare-Public Health Service (PHS) Policy on Humane Care and Use of Laboratory Animals; the U.S Government Principles for the Utilization and Care of Vertebrate Animals Used in Research, Teaching, and Testing developed by the Interagency Research Animal Committee (IRAC), and other federal statutes and state regulations relating to animal research.
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