Dying out of human race? Risks from mutant virus and plague. Expect major antiviral research including vaccine technology. Lessons from Sars and Bird Flu. Pharmaceutical company progress slow on antiviral medication. Virus jumps between species – animal to human. Health care impact of viral infections. Hospitals, doctors, nurses and other health care workers were under huge pressure during Sars outbreak. Keynote conference speaker Patrick Dixon at Stein Am Rhein Leadership Summit – questions and answers facilitated by Professor Prabhu Guptara.