Tracing East Asia’s Ancient Coronavirus Epidemic

Our DNA holds traces of an ancient battle between our cells and a coronavirus, suggesting that an epidemic similar to COVID-19 struck East Asia about 20,000 years ago.

How To Lift The Lockdown: A Chat With Pandemic Expert Dr. Gabriel Leung (VIDEO)

Check out our next Wildtype Expert Opinion webinar with leading epidemiologist Dr. Gabriel Leung from the University of Hong Kong.

7 Best Practices From Singapore’s Pandemic Preparedness Playbook

Amid the COVID-19 outbreak, Singapore has won praise for its ‘gold standard’ response. Still, Singaporean medical leaders caution that several critical issues must first be addressed to quell the ongoing epidemic.

Asia’s Scientific Trailblazers: Malik Peiris

Inspired by French microbiologist Louis Pasteur, Professor Malik Peiris decided to specialize in virology, which led him to play a critical role in the identification and characterisation of the SARS coronavirus.

Asia’s Scientific Trailblazers: Michael Lai Ming-Chiao

A pioneer in coronavirus research, Michael Lai Ming-Chiao shares how a detour in his academic journey brought him to the battlefront of the SARS outbreak.

The State Of Infectious Disease Control In Post-SARS China

China has improved its infection control measures in the aftermath of SARS, but common diseases still pose a problem.

Salt Turns Ordinary Masks Into Virus Killers

Treating ordinary surgical masks with salt makes them capable of trapping and killing viruses like SARS.

New PCR Primer Database Aims To Prevent Diseases From Going Viral

This comprehensive public database of PCR primers for RNA viruses could help the fight against future epidemics.

Thailand Reports First MERS Case

Thailand's first MERS patient is believed to have brought in the disease from Oman and not South Korea.

Majority Of South Korean MERS Cases Hospital Acquired

While MERS does not appear to be spreading outside of hospitals in South Korea, quarantine measures have not been well enforced.