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Do bugs need drugs?

This project aims to educate the public about the problem of antibiotic resistance. The website provides information for healthcare professionals, the public, teachers, parents, children, and daycare and assisted living sites. The emphasis is on the appropriate use of antibiotics, and the need for good hygiene to prevent infections. It offers guidelines for managing respiratory tract infections, including colds, flu, sore throats, cough, earaches, sinus infections, bronchitis and pneumonia.

Some of this information is provided in languages other than English, including Arabic, Chinese, Korean and Punjabi.

The website also tries to educate children by offering them online games, colouring sheets to download and other activities. The aim is to get children to understand a little more about microorganisms that cause illness and how not to fall ill.

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