Funding for this research was provided by:
NRF (85595, 106063, 98342)
Received: 28 May 2018
Accepted: 17 October 2018
First Online: 14 November 2018
Ethics approval and consent to participate
: Ethical approval was obtained from the Biomedical Research Ethics committee (BREC) (No. BF512/16, sub-study of BCA444/16). Permission to conduct the research was also granted from the Department of Health, uMgungundlovu District and hospital managers.
: Not applicable.
: Professor Essack is a member of the Global Respiratory Infection Partnership sponsored by an unrestricted educational grant from Reckitt and Benckiser. All other authors declare that there is no competing financial interest.
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