A microbiologist from the Royal Hampshire County Hospital in Winchester says antibiotic resistance is a major threat.
ITV News Meridian has spoken to Kordo Saeed following the launch of a new campaign aimed at tackling the growing resistance to the drugs.
Public Health England say around five thousand people in Britain die each year because antibiotics fail to treat infections.
The government wants to see a reduction in the number of prescriptions and is urging people not to ask their doctor for antibiotics.
Kordo Saeed, Microbiologist, Royal Hampshire County Hospital.
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