Wu Lien-teh helped to contain a plague in Harbin in 1910. Photo: Handout Wu Lien-teh helped to contain a plague in Harbin in 1910. Photo: Handout
Wu Lien-teh helped to contain a plague in Harbin in 1910. Photo: Handout

How Malaysian plague fighter Wu Lien-teh laid down lessons for coronavirus

  • A century ago, Wu stopped a pneumonic plague that killed 60,000 in northeast China using preventive measures considered ahead of their time
  • Wu’s lessons still hold relevance in modern medicine today, a Singapore professor says

Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
Wu Lien-teh helped to contain a plague in Harbin in 1910. Photo: Handout Wu Lien-teh helped to contain a plague in Harbin in 1910. Photo: Handout
Wu Lien-teh helped to contain a plague in Harbin in 1910. Photo: Handout
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