Patients have been urged not to request antibiotics for coughs and colds due to an increasing resistance to treatments in the population.
It is important for antibiotics to be prescribed only when necessary so the drugs are effective when patients actually need them, the Health Protection Agency (HPA) said.
More top news
Two students and their climbing instructor are feared dead after an avalanche hit a school party in Japan.
The US has strongly condemned Russia's treatment of protesters after the largest anti-government protests in years swept the country.
Prosecutors in South Korea are seeking a warrant to arrest former president Park Geun-hye on corruption allegations.