Antibiotics resistance 'as big a risk as terrorism' - medical chief
11 March 2013 Last updated at 22:56 GMT
The danger posed by growing resistance to antibiotics should be ranked along with terrorism on a list of threats to the nation, the government's chief medical officer for England has said.
Professor Dame Sally Davies described it as a "ticking time bomb".
She warned that routine operations could become deadly in just 20 years if we lose the ability to fight infection.
Fergus Walsh reports.