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The publication of this set of materials intends to promote their use and dissemination in accordance with the EU policy of providing open access to scientific publications and results of work conducted using tax payers’ money.


The Training materials have been produced through contracts granting the ownership of the intellectual property rights to the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control. As materials have been partially produced by external contractors, and despite our reasonable efforts to investigate the issue, ECDC cannot with certainty rule out that the training materials might contain by mistake some elements covered by intellectual property owned by third parties. Should you be the owner of intellectual property rights in any part of these training materials please contact ECDC.Courses@ecdc.europa.eu so that ECDC can address the issue.

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