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Correction to: Accuracy and reliability of an NS1 rapid immunochromatographic test for DENV-1 diagnosis at point of care and in the laboratory

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    Title: Accuracy and reliability of an NS1 rapid immunochromatographic test for DENV-1 diagnosis at point of care and in the laboratory

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The study was approved by the Institutional Review Board of the Evandro Chagas Clinical Research Institute (CAAE 0066.0.009.000–11). All patients signed the free and informed consent form.

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The authors declare that they have no competing interests.

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  1. Mata VE, Passos SRL, Hökerberg YHM, Berardinelli GM, Dos Santos MAB, Fukuoka LVB, Maciel ACFSR, Dos Santos Rodrigues CD, da Silva Santos A, de Vasconcellos Carvalhaes de Oliveira R. Accuracy and reliability of an NS1 rapid immunochromatographic test for DENV-1 diagnosis at point of care and in the laboratory. BMC Infect Dis. 2017;17:594. doi:10.1186/s12879-017-2679-z.

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Mata, V.E., Passos, S.R.L., Hökerberg, Y.H.M. et al. Correction to: Accuracy and reliability of an NS1 rapid immunochromatographic test for DENV-1 diagnosis at point of care and in the laboratory. BMC Infect Dis 17, 710 (2017).

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