Medical staff at the Jinyintan hospital in Wuhan, China, where patients with pneumonia caused by the new strain of coronavirus are being treated. Photo: Reuters
Medical staff at the Jinyintan hospital in Wuhan, China, where patients with pneumonia caused by the new strain of coronavirus are being treated. Photo: Reuters

Beyond the China coronavirus: the deadly diseases Hong Kong and Asia have beaten before

  • From Sars to Mers, swine flu to bird flu, the plague to the Hong Kong flu of 1968: here are the other times Asia has fought off deadly diseases
  • Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses common in animals, including camels and bats.

Medical staff at the Jinyintan hospital in Wuhan, China, where patients with pneumonia caused by the new strain of coronavirus are being treated. Photo: Reuters
Medical staff at the Jinyintan hospital in Wuhan, China, where patients with pneumonia caused by the new strain of coronavirus are being treated. Photo: Reuters
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