Funding for this research was provided by:
Medical Research Council (MC_PC_15081)
Received: 18 September 2019
Accepted: 4 January 2020
First Online: 15 January 2020
Ethics approval and consent to participate
: Ethical approval for this research was granted by the MVLS College Ethics Committee of the University of Glasgow (Project No.: 200150175), and by the Ethics Committee of Research on Human Beings of the San Francisco de Quito University (2016-146M). Prior to the study, the objectives of this research and risks and benefits for taking part in this were explained to the participants in MET collections and their written informed consent was obtained. Oral informed consent was also obtained from the heads of households where mosquito collections were performed. The purpose and objectives of the study was explained to householders before requesting permission for the study team to collect mosquitoes within their properties.The Government of Ecuador, through the Ministry of Environment (MAE), granted the permits to carry out the present study under the Framework Agreement on Access to Genetic Resources No. MAE-DNB-CM-2016-0052. Transportation of samples from the study site in Quinindé (Rosa Zárate) to the LEMMT-USFQ in Quito was authorized by MAE through the document No. MAE-DPAE-2017-1163-O. Transfer of samples from the LEMMT-USFQ in Ecuador to the MRC-University of Glasgow CVR in the UK, was firstly established by a Material Transfer Agreement signed between Universidad San Francisco de Quito and the University of Glasgow on the 1st of September of 2017. The exportation of biological samples from Ecuador was authorized by MAE under the document 076-17-EXP-IC-FAU-DNB/MA. Finally, a certification of no-need of importation permit to Scotland was issued through a letter from the Animal Health and Welfare Division of the Agriculture and Rural Economy Directorate of the Scottish Government on the 14th of September of 2017.
: Individuals pictured in the photographs of this article granted their oral consent of the photographs in which they appear to be published.
: The authors declare that they have no competing interests.