About the Authors

Dimie Ogoina

Roles Conceptualization, Data curation, Formal analysis, Investigation, Methodology, Supervision, Writing – original draft, Writing – review & editing

dimieogoina@gmail.com

Affiliation Department of Internal Medicine, Infectious Disease Unit, Niger Delta University Teaching Hospital, Okolobiri, Bayelsa State, Nigeria

James Hendris Izibewule

Contributed equally to this work with: James Hendris Izibewule, Adesola Ogunleye, Ebi Ederiane, Uchenna Anebonam, Aworabhi Neni, Abisoye Oyeyemi

Roles Formal analysis, Investigation, Writing – review & editing

Affiliation Department of Internal Medicine, Infectious Disease Unit, Niger Delta University Teaching Hospital, Okolobiri, Bayelsa State, Nigeria

Adesola Ogunleye

Contributed equally to this work with: James Hendris Izibewule, Adesola Ogunleye, Ebi Ederiane, Uchenna Anebonam, Aworabhi Neni, Abisoye Oyeyemi

Roles Investigation, Writing – review & editing

Affiliation Nigerian Centre for Disease Control, Abuja, Nigeria

Ebi Ederiane

Contributed equally to this work with: James Hendris Izibewule, Adesola Ogunleye, Ebi Ederiane, Uchenna Anebonam, Aworabhi Neni, Abisoye Oyeyemi

Roles Investigation, Writing – review & editing

Affiliation Department of Paediatrics and Child Health, Niger Delta University Teaching Hospital, Okolobiri, Bayelsa State, Nigeria

Uchenna Anebonam

Contributed equally to this work with: James Hendris Izibewule, Adesola Ogunleye, Ebi Ederiane, Uchenna Anebonam, Aworabhi Neni, Abisoye Oyeyemi

Roles Investigation, Writing – review & editing

Affiliation Nigerian Centre for Disease Control, Abuja, Nigeria

Aworabhi Neni

Contributed equally to this work with: James Hendris Izibewule, Adesola Ogunleye, Ebi Ederiane, Uchenna Anebonam, Aworabhi Neni, Abisoye Oyeyemi

Roles Investigation, Writing – review & editing

Affiliation Bayelsa State Ministry of Health, Bayelsa, Nigeria

Abisoye Oyeyemi

Contributed equally to this work with: James Hendris Izibewule, Adesola Ogunleye, Ebi Ederiane, Uchenna Anebonam, Aworabhi Neni, Abisoye Oyeyemi

Roles Investigation, Writing – review & editing

Affiliation Department of Community Medicine, Niger Delta University Teaching Hospital, Okolobiri, Bayelsa State, Nigeria

Ebimitula Nicholas Etebu

Roles Resources, Supervision, Writing – review & editing

‡ These authors also contributed equally to this work.

Affiliation Bayelsa State Ministry of Health, Bayelsa, Nigeria

Chikwe Ihekweazu

Roles Resources, Supervision, Writing – review & editing

‡ These authors also contributed equally to this work.

Affiliation Nigerian Centre for Disease Control, Abuja, Nigeria

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.