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Received: 28 November 2017
Accepted: 24 March 2018
First Online: 8 May 2018
Compliance with ethical standards
: This study was funded by Instituto Pasteur.
: The authors declare that they have no conflict of interest.
: All applicable international, national, and/or institutional guidelines for the care and use of animals were followed.
: This study is a retrospective analysis of the diagnosis of rabies in which viral isolation in mice is one of the techniques recommended by the World Health Organization. The Pasteur Institute is the reference center for the diagnosis of rabies in Brazil, and all samples that are referred for diagnosis are subjected to these techniques that were analyzed in the study. Therefore, both the animal samples received and the laboratory animals used are part of the laboratory diagnosis routine for rabies. Thus, since this is not a study linked to a research project but an analysis of the diagnostic tests, there is no opinion of the ethics committee of the institution. The laboratory animals used routinely for the diagnosis of rabies are maintained according to federal legislation.
: This study did not include human samples, so there was no need for an ethics committee opinion.