Funding for this research was provided by:
Université de Lille 2
Partenariat Hubert Curien Cedre (32684NM)
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Received: 24 March 2018
Accepted: 22 June 2018
First Online: 4 July 2018
Ethics approval and consent to participate
: The study was approved by the Lebanese Minister of Public Health (reference number 4–39716) and the research ethics committee “Comité Interne d’Ethique de la Recherche Médicale (CIER) du Groupement des Hôpitaux de l’Institut Catholique de Lille (GHICL)” (France) with reference number 2016-04-02. Oral and written informed consents were obtained from all subjects included in the present study after a clear explanation of the research objectives prior to enrolment. Subject data were collected anonymously (with encryption of the identity of individuals). This study was conducted in accordance with the Code of Ethics of the World Medical Association (Declaration of Helsinki). All chicken samples were collected after slaughter under the supervision of the staff of the various slaughterhouses. No approval from the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee or ethics committee was necessary, as no experiments involving live chickens were performed.
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