At present we have entered the dark age of infectious diseases. Africa is ravaged with what have been called the three disesases of poverty — malaria, tuberculosis, AIDS — as well as many others. Southeast Asia is threatened by major pandemics (SARS, avian flu). Latin America continues to be heaviliy struck by Chagas disease. [...] The industrial world is not spared.


Other years

First conjectures on SARS
Avian influenza

The HKU-Pasteur Research Centre Ltd

Journalists archives

The creation of the HKU-Pasteur Research Centre Ltd in Hong Kong allowed its director to create a page to communicate information relevant to scientific matters in relation to the activity of the Centre.

This page would go on continuously for many years. It permitted an authentic view of the public during the SARS episode in 2002-2003, without any correction after the fact.

To the active journalist page