Thomas Abraham is an adjunct professor at the University of Hong Kong and has worked and consulted on risk communication for the WHO. Thomas served as the WHO News Team Leader during H1N1 Influenza in 2009, News Editor in Chief for the South  China Morning Post, and correspondent for The Hindu (in Geneva, UK, and Sri Lanka). He is the author of Twenty-First Century Plague: The story of SARS and Polio: The Odyssey of Eradication.