The world's attention moved from Ebola Virus Disease to Zika Virus, even before the EVD outbreak in West Africa had been declared over. Now with the upcoming Olympic Games, attention torks to the mosquito, the vector for Zika. But what about those two deadly viruses, Avian Flu and MERS-CoV?
Several years ago, a prominent Indonesian businessman who now resides in Canada, insisted on meeting me in a back room of one of Jakarta's posh restaurants. An avid reader of mine, he 'had something urgent to tell me', after finding out that our paths were going to be crossing in this destroyed and hopelessly polluted Indonesian capital.