Funding for this research was provided by:
Fondation Méditerranée Infection (ANR-10-IAHU-03)
Received: 18 January 2019
Accepted: 29 May 2019
First Online: 7 June 2019
Ethics approval and consent to participate
: This study was approved by the Central Ethic Committee (CEL) of CEFA (Centre de Formation et d’Appui sanitaire) associated with Monkole Hospital Center (N/Réf:020/CEFA-MONKOLE/CEL/2017). Lice collection was carried out at the Monkole Hospital Center located in Kinshasa, the largest city and capital of DR Congo. All required consents were obtained from the individuals involved or their legal representatives in the case of children. Informed consent was oral as participants were illiterate. The Institutional Review Board approved the use of oral consent. Dr Oleg Mediannikov participated in the collection and was a witness of the participantʼs consents. Professor Leon Tshilolo, physician director of Monkole Hospital Center, was also present.
: Not applicable.
: The authors declare that they have no competing interests.