Dr Nick Brown, consultant microbiologist at Addenbrooke's Hospital, has warned that doctors need to "manage the expectations" of patients to limit the prescription of antibiotics to necessary cases.
He said that the use of antibiotics "underpins all of medicine" and that some degree of resistance is inevitable, but that the rate could be slowed down.
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