Funding for this research was provided by:
Fundação de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado da Bahia (APR0434/2005, DTE0037/2011)
Fundação Oswaldo Cruz (403470/2008-0)
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Received: 30 April 2019
Accepted: 16 September 2019
First Online: 16 October 2019
Ethics approval and consent to participate
: This study was performed in strict accordance with the recommendations of the Brazilian Federal Law on Animal Experimentation (Law 11794) (ExternalRef removed) and with the Brazilian Ministry of Health manual for the surveillance and control of visceral leishmaniasis (Brasil, 2014). The present study protocol was approved by the Institutional Review Board for the Use of Animal Experimentation in Research (CPqGM-FIOCRUZ, Ceua, license number: 015/2009).
: Not applicable.
: The authors declare that they have no competing interests.