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Use of the World Antibiotic Awareness Week and "Antibiotics: Handle with care" campaign materials

The World Antibiotic Awareness Week and ‘Antibiotics: Handle with care’ campaign materials are issued by WHO for general distribution. The information presented is protected under the Berne Convention for the Protection of Literature and Artistic works, under other international conventions and under national laws on copyright and neighbouring rights.

The World Antibiotic Awareness Week and ‘Antibiotics: Handle with care’ campaign materials may only be used in their present form without any changes whatsoever for educational and information purposes but not for sale or for use in conjunction with commercial purposes. They may not be reproduced on any external websites without the prior express permission of WHO.

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