Antibiotics should only be used in 'serious cases'

Dame Sally Davies, the Government's Chief Medical Officer has described the "catastrophic threat" of the country's antibiotic resistance.

Speaking to Daybreak, members of the public said they felt antibiotics were given out too freely.

One man said: "I think we should hold onto them for the most serious cases."

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Antibiotics resistance warning

The threat posed by antibiotic resistance should be ranked alongside terrorism on a list of threats to the nation, the Government's chief medical officer for England has said.