About the Authors

Hui-Ling Yen

Affiliation Department of Microbiology, The University of Hong Kong, University Pathology Building, Queen Mary Hospital, Hong Kong, Special Administrative Region, People's Republic of China

J. S. Malik Peiris

malik@hkucc.hku.hk

Affiliations Department of Microbiology, The University of Hong Kong, University Pathology Building, Queen Mary Hospital, Hong Kong, Special Administrative Region, People's Republic of China, HKU-Pasteur Research Centre, Hong Kong, Special Administrative Region, People's Republic of China

Competing Interests

JSMP is a co-author of one of the studies, cited as reference [25], discussed in this Perspective.

Author Contributions

ICMJE criteria for authorship read and met: HLY JSMP. Wrote the first draft of the paper: JSMP. Contributed to the writing of the paper: HLY JSMP.