Outstanding Contributors to China’s Reform and Opening-up series
JAN . 08 2019
Zhong Nanshan (1936 - ) is a pulmonologist and academician of Chinese Academy of Sciences, who discovered the SARS (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome) coronavirus and managed its outbreak in Guangdong province in 2003. Later, he devoted himself to the public medical service and provided common people with the knowledge of preventive anti-epidemics measures. In recent years, he has also played an important role in the battle of fighting influenza A (H1N1) virus and its subtype H7N9.