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The University of Bern, represented by the Institute for Infectious Diseases, maintains this website to enhance public access to information about antibiotic resistance, antibiotic consumption and its control. Our goal is to keep this information timely and accurate and to minimize disruption caused by technical errors. However some data or information on our site may have been created or structured in files or formats that are not error-free and we cannot guarantee that our service will not be interrupted or otherwise affected by such problems. If errors are brought to our attention, we will try to correct them.

University of Bern accepts no responsibility or liability with regard to such problems incurred as a result of using this site or any linked external sites.

This information is:

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  • not necessarily comprehensive, complete, accurate or up to date;
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  • not professional or legal advice (if you need specific advice, you should always consult a suitably qualified professional).

Please note that it cannot be guaranteed that a document available online exactly reproduces an officially adopted text.

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University of Bern is subject to data protection law of canton of Berne. In close collaboration with our hosting-providers we aim at protecting the data base against any violation and manipulation by non-authorized persons, loss, abuse or falsification. During access on this Website no personal data are saved. The webserver of our hosting provider registers only non-personal data (logfiles), which are analysed for trends in order to adapt the offered information.

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