Received: 18 September 2018
Accepted: 29 January 2019
First Online: 12 February 2019
Ethics approval and consent to participate
: This study benefitted from mosquito sampling efforts involving one or more experimental procedures with animal models conducted in the context of an ongoing long-term SIT project initiated in 2009. In this context, it did not require prior ethical clearance. With regard to the EU Directive 2010/63/EU of 22 September 2010 on animal care and use in experimental procedures, a Directive transposed into French law in 2013 (Decree no. 2013-118 of February 1, 2013) regarding the ethics review and clearance of research involving the use of animals, programmes that begun before 2013 are not subject to validation by the Ethics Committee. Animal rearing was done by trained staff with the necessary skills to manipulate the mice involved in this study in accordance with guidelines for the protection of animals used for experimental purposes. The use of laboratory mice in rearing cages, as in the present study, ensured the welfare of the animals and unnecessary stress was avoided.
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