MERS-CoV: Deadly SARS-like virus a warning to Southeast Asia

Commentaries and Op-eds April, 2014, The Lowy Interpreter

Most experts agree that it is only a matter of time until Asia will have to respond to another large-scale disease epidemic, as was seen with the SARS outbreak. As a result of the 2003 SARS virus, stockmarkets collapsed, borders were closed and fear ran through the world. It killed 774 people, most of those in China and Hong Kong.