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Informed consent

Informed consent

Emerging Infectious Diseases follows the ICMJE recommendations for Protection of Research Participants.

In brief, when studies involve human participants, authors are responsible for including a statement that those studies have been approved by the appropriate institutional or national research ethics committee and have been performed in accordance with the ethical standards noted in the 1964 Declaration of Helsinki and its later amendments or comparable ethical standards.

In brief, when reporting experiments on animals, authors should indicate whether institutional and national standards for the care and use of laboratory animals were followed.

Emerging Infectious Diseases reserves the right to request that author’s provide documentation from the review board or ethics committee confirming approval of the research. 

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